ceruloplasmin

noun

ce·​ru·​lo·​plas·​min sə-ˌrü-lō-ˈplaz-mən How to pronounce ceruloplasmin (audio)
: a blue copper-binding serum oxidase that is deficient in Wilson's disease

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ceruloplasmin was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Ceruloplasmin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceruloplasmin. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

ceruloplasmin

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