ceruloplasmin

noun
ce·​ru·​lo·​plas·​min | \ sə-ˌrü-lō-ˈplaz-mən How to pronounce ceruloplasmin (audio) \

Definition of ceruloplasmin

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

First Known Use of ceruloplasmin

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ceruloplasmin

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

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“Ceruloplasmin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceruloplasmin. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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ceruloplasmin

noun
ce·​ru·​lo·​plas·​min | \ sə-ˌrü-lō-ˈplaz-mən How to pronounce ceruloplasmin (audio) \

Medical Definition of ceruloplasmin

: 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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