cerebroside

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noun ce·re·bro·side \ˈser-ə-brə-ˌsīd, ˈse-rə-, sə-ˈrē-\

Definition of cerebroside

  1. :  any of various glycolipids found especially in nerve tissue

Origin and Etymology of cerebroside

cerebrose galactose


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cerebroside

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noun ce·re·bro·side \sə-ˈrē-brə-ˌsīd, ˈser-ə-brə-\

Medical Definition of cerebroside

  1. :  any of various lipids composed of ceramide and a monosaccharide and found especially in the myelin sheath of nerves


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