ceruloplasmin

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

Definition of ceruloplasmin 

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

First Known Use of ceruloplasmin

circa 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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ceruleum

cerulignol

cerulignone

ceruloplasmin

cerumen

-cerus

ceruse

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ceruloplasmin

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

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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