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[suh-ree-bruh-sahyd, ser-uh-] /səˈri brəˌsaɪd, ˈsɛr ə-/
noun, Biochemistry
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.
Origin of cerebroside
1880-85; cerebr- + -ose2 + -ide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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
British Dictionary definitions for cerebroside


(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 cer·e·bro·side (sěr'ə-brə-sīd', sə-rē'-)
Any of various lipid compounds containing glucose or galactose and glucose, and found in the brain and other nerve tissue, especially the myelin sheath. Also called galactolipid, galactolipin.

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