ceramide

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noun cer·amide \ˈsir-ə-ˌmīd, ˈser-\

Definition of ceramide

  1. :  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 and Etymology of ceramide

cerebroside + amide


First Known Use: 1958


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ceramide

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noun cer·amide \ˈsir-ə-ˌmīd\

Medical Definition of ceramide

  1. :  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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