Definition of phrenosin in English:

phrenosin

(also phrenosine)

noun

Biochemistry
  • A cerebroside, C₄₈H₉₃NO₉, which on hydrolysis yields galactose, sphingosine, and a long-chain alpha-hydroxy fatty acid.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Kingzett (1852–1935). From phreno- + -ose + -in.

Pronunciation

phrenosin

/ˈfrɛnəsɪn/