/ (ˈsɛrəˌmaɪd) /
any of a class of biologically important compounds used as moisturizers in skin-care preparations
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Medicine definitions for ceramide
[ sə-răm′īd′, sûr′ə-mīd′ ]
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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