nervonic acid

[nûr-vŏnĭk]

n.

An unsaturated fatty acid that forms by hydrolysis in cerebrosides such as nervon.

Nearby words

  1. nervi, pier luigi,
  2. nervimotor,
  3. nervine,
  4. nerving,
  5. nervon,
  6. nervosity,
  7. nervous,
  8. nervous bladder,
  9. nervous breakdown,
  10. nervous exhaustion


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