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ceramide

/ (ˈsɛrəˌmaɪd) /
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noun

any of a class of biologically important compounds used as moisturizers in skin-care preparations

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Medical definitions for ceramide

ceramide
[ sə-rămīd′, sûrə-mīd′ ]

n.

Any of a group of amides formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine and found in plant and animal tissue.
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