Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various lipid compounds containing glucose or galactose and glucose, and found in the brain and other nerve tissue.

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  • n. Any of several glycosphingolipids found in the membranes of muscle and nervous tissue

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a group of decomposition-products of protagon, of the type of cerebrin.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

cerebr(o)- + -os(e)2 + -ide.

Examples

  • Two more are phosphatides (a type of phosphorus-containing fat molecule), and a fifth is a cerebroside (a complex sugar-containing fatlike molecule).

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  • However, cerebin, a cerebroside peculiar to the thinking structure of the brain, is opaque to them.

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  • Slide 23: Y 48 Goji: The Himalayan Health Secret Liver Protection Usual dosage level: 1 - 2 oz. daily A new cerebroside was isolated from the goji berry that could protect the liver cells of rats from the toxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride.

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