cerebronic acid


cerebronic acid
A constituent of brain cerebrosides and other glycolipids. SYN: phrenosinic acid.

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cer·e·bron·ic acid .ser-ə-.brän-ik- n a hydroxy fatty acid obtained from phrenosin by hydrolysis

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cer·e·bron·ic ac·id (ser″ə-bronґik) a fatty acid, the 2-hydroxy derivative of lignoceric acid, found in cerebrosides such as phrenosine.

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  • cerebronic acid — |serə|bränik noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cerebron, a substance derived from brain tissue (from cerebr + on) + ic : a hydroxy fatty acid obtained from phrenosin by hydrolysis called also phrenosinic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • phrenosinic acid — SYN: cerebronic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • phrenosinic acid — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|sinik noun Etymology: phrenosinic International Scientific Vocabulary phrenosin + ic : cerebronic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • phrenosin — A cerebroside abundant in white matter of the brain, composed of cerebronic acid, d galactose, and sphingosine. SYN: cerebron. * * * phren·o·sin fren ə sən n a crystalline cerebroside that yields cerebronic acid on hydrolysis * * * phren·o·sin… …   Medical dictionary

  • phrenosin — ˈfrenəsə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phren + ose + in : a crystalline cerebroside that yields cerebronic acid on hydrolysis …   Useful english dictionary


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