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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A non-phosphorized nitrogenous substance, obtained from brain and nerve tissue by extraction with boiling alcohol. It is uncertain whether it exists as such in nerve tissue, or is a product of the decomposition of some more complex substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nonphosphorized, nitrogenous substance, obtained from brain and nerve tissue by extraction with boiling alcohol. It is uncertain whether it exists as such in nerve tissue, or is a product of the decomposition of some more complex substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name common to several nitrogenous non-phosphorized substances obtained chemically from the brain and nerves. They are light, very hygroscopic powders, insoluble in cold alcohol or ether, but soluble in hot alcohol.

Etymologies

cerebrum +‎ -in (Wiktionary)

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