a fatty acid derived from sphingomyelin, which is the principal hydroxy saturated acid from the brain.
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cer·e·bron·ic ac·id(ser'ĕ-bron'ik as'id),
A constituent of brain cerebrosides and other glycolipids.
Synonym(s): phrenosinic acid
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