cerebroside

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

Definition of cerebroside

:any of various glycolipids found especially in nerve tissue

Origin and Etymology of cerebroside

cerebrose galactose


Medical Dictionary

cerebroside

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

medical Definition of cerebroside

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

Learn More about cerebroside


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cerebroside? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!