cerebroside

cerebroside

[suh-ree-bruh-sahyd, ser-uh-]
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:
1880–85; cerebr- + -ose2 + -ide

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cerebroside (ˈsɛrɪbrəʊˌsaɪd)
 
n
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 cer·e·bro·side (sěr'ə-brə-sīd', sə-rē'-)
n.
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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