cerebroside

noun
ce·​re·​bro·​side | \ ˈser-ə-brə-ˌsīd How to pronounce cerebroside (audio) , ˈse-rə-, sə-ˈrē- How to pronounce cerebroside (audio) \

Definition of cerebroside

: any of various glycolipids found especially in nerve tissue

First Known Use of cerebroside

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cerebroside

cerebrose galactose

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The first known use of cerebroside was in 1883

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“Cerebroside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebroside. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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cerebroside

noun
ce·​re·​bro·​side | \ sə-ˈrē-brə-ˌsīd How to pronounce cerebroside (audio) , ˈser-ə-brə- How to pronounce cerebroside (audio) \

Medical Definition of cerebroside

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

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