ceramide


cer·amide

noun \ˈsir-ə-ˌmīd, ˈser-\

Definition of CERAMIDE

:  any of various lipids formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine and found widely but in small amounts in plant and animal tissue

Origin of CERAMIDE

cerebroside + amide
First Known Use: 1958

cer·amide

noun \ˈsir-ə-ˌmīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CERAMIDE

: any of a group of amido sphingolipids formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine and found widely in small amounts in plant and animal tissue

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