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[sfing-goh-mahy-uh-lin] /ˌsfɪŋ goʊˈmaɪ ə lɪn/
noun, Biochemistry.
any of the class of phospholipids occurring chiefly in the brain and spinal cord, composed of phosphoric acid, choline, sphingosine, and a fatty acid.
(biochem) any of a group of phospholipids, derived from sphingosine, that occur in biological membranes, being especially abundant in the brain

sphingomyelin sphin·go·my·e·lin (sfĭng’gō-mī’ə-lĭn)
Any of a group of phospholipids that are found especially in nerve tissue and yield sphingosine, choline, a fatty acid, and phosphoric acid upon hydrolysis.


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