ceruloplasmin

play
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


Medical Dictionary

ceruloplasmin

play
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


Learn More about ceruloplasmin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ceruloplasmin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to link together in a series or chain

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!