any of a class of glycolipids, found in brain tissue and the medullary sheaths of nerves, that, upon hydrolysis, yield sphingosine, galactose or certain other sugars, and a fatty acid.
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However, cerebin, a cerebroside peculiar to the thinking structure of the brain, is opaque to them.Skylark Three
Edward Elmer Smith
biochem any glycolipid in which N -acyl sphingosine is combined with glucose or galactose: occurs in the myelin sheaths of nerves
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Any of various lipid compounds containing glucose or galactose and glucose, and found in the brain and other nerve tissue, especially the myelin sheath.galactolipid galactolipin
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