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a cerebroside from brain tissue, yielding galactose, sphingosine, and lignoceric acid on hydrolysis.
Obsolete term for glucocerebroside.
kerasin/ker·a·sin/ (ker´ah-sin) older name for a glucocerebroside in which the fatty acid is lignoceric acid.
Etymology: L, cera, wax
a cerebroside, found in brain tissue, that consists of a fatty acid, galactose, and sphingosine.
a cerebroside from brain tissue, yielding galactose, sphingosine and lignoceric acid on hydrolysis.