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cerebroside

[suh-ree-bruh-sahyd, ser-uh-]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. 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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Origin of cerebroside

First recorded in 1880–85; cerebr- + -ose2 + -ide
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Examples from the Web for cerebroside

Historical Examples

  • However, cerebin, a cerebroside peculiar to the thinking structure of the brain, is opaque to them.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for cerebroside

cerebroside

noun
  1. 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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cerebroside in Medicine

cerebroside

(sĕrə-brə-sīd′, sə-rē-)
n.
  1. 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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