Ceramide Definition

sîrə-mĭd, sĕr-
noun
Any of a group of lipids that are formed by the linking of a fatty acid to sphingosine, are found in cell membranes, and help to regulate the differentiation, proliferation, and death of cells.
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Noun

Singular:
ceramide
Plural:
ceramides

Origin of Ceramide

  • cer(ebroside) any of various glycolipids containing sphingosine and found especially in brain and nerve tissue (cerebr(o)–) (–ose) (–ide) amide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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