Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cerebroside: ganglioside
Any of various lipid compounds that contain glucose or both galactose and glucose and are found in the brain and other nerve tissue.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Biochemistry) biochem any glycolipid in which N-acyl sphingosine is combined with glucose or galactose: occurs in the myelin sheaths of nerves
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ce•re•bro•side(səˈri brəˌsaɪd, ˈsɛr ə-)
any of a class of glycolipids that occur in the myelin sheath of cerebrospinal neurons.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.