/seuh ree"breuh suyd', ser"euh-/, n. Biochem.
any of a class of glycolipids, found in brain tissue and the medullary sheaths of nerves, that, upon hydrolysis, yield sphingosine, galactose or certain other sugars, and a fatty acid.
[1880-85; CEREBR- + -OSE2 + -IDE]

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