cerebroside

noun

ce·​re·​bro·​side ˈser-ə-brə-ˌsīd How to pronounce cerebroside (audio)
ˈse-rə-,
sə-ˈrē- How to pronounce cerebroside (audio)
: any of various glycolipids found especially in nerve tissue

Word History

Etymology

cerebrose galactose

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cerebroside was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Cerebroside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebroside. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

cerebroside

noun
ce·​re·​bro·​side sə-ˈrē-brə-ˌsīd How to pronounce cerebroside (audio) ˈser-ə-brə- How to pronounce cerebroside (audio)
: any of various lipids composed of ceramide and a monosaccharide and found especially in the myelin sheath of nerves

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