ceride

noun
ce·​ride | \ ˈsirˌīd, -ə̇d \
variants: or less commonly cerid \ -​ə̇d \
plural -s

Definition of ceride

: any of the simple lipides that are esters of higher monohydroxy alcohols and fatty acids especially of higher molecular weight — compare wax

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History and Etymology for ceride

cer- + -ide, -id

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“Ceride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceride. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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