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cerebroside

cerebroside Any one of a class of glycolipids in which a single sugar unit is bound to a sphingolipid (see phospholipid). The most common cerebrosides are galactocerebrosides, containing the sugar group galactose; they are found in the plasma membranes of neural tissue and are abundant in the myelin sheaths of neurons.

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cerebrosides

cerebrosides Complex lipids, containing the carbohydrate galactose, important in the myelin sheath of nerves.

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cerebroside

cerebroside Ceramide monosaccharide, a substance that occurs most abundantly in the myelin sheath of nerves.

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