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ceramidase

[ sə-rămĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of ceramides into sphingosine and fatty acids.

Nearby words

ceramic, ceramic engineering, ceramic hob, ceramic oxide, ceramics, ceramidase, ceramide, ceramist, cerargyrite, cerastes, cerastium
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