ceruloplasmin

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noun ce·ru·lo·plas·min \sə-ˌrü-lō-ˈplaz-mən\

Definition of ceruloplasmin

  1. :  a blue copper-binding serum oxidase that is deficient in Wilson's disease

Origin and Etymology of ceruloplasmin

International Scientific Vocabulary cerulo- (from Latin caeruleus) + plasma + 1-in


First Known Use: circa 1952


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ceruloplasmin

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noun ce·ru·lo·plas·min \sə-ˌrü-lō-ˈplaz-mən\

Medical Definition of ceruloplasmin

  1. :  a blue, copper-binding, serum oxidase that appears to catalyze the conversion of ferrous iron in tissues to ferric iron and is deficient in Wilson's disease


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