sphin·​go·​my·​elin ˌsfiŋ-gō-ˈmī-ə-lən How to pronounce sphingomyelin (audio)
: any of a group of crystalline phosphatides that are obtained especially from nerve tissue and that on hydrolysis yield a fatty acid (as lignoceric acid), sphingosine, choline, and phosphoric acid

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“Sphingomyelin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sphingomyelin. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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