ceramidase cer·am·i·dase (sə-rām’ĭ-dās’, -dāz’)
An enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of ceramides into sphingosine and fatty acids.
noun any of a class of biologically important compounds used as moisturizers in skin-care preparations ceramide cer·am·ide (sə-rām’īd’, sûr’ə-mīd’) n. Any of a group of amides formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine and found in plant and animal tissue.
a person who makes ceramics. a technician in a dental laboratory who makes dentures from porcelain. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples
a very soft mineral, silver chloride, AgCl, used as an ore of silver; horn silver. Historical Examples noun another name for chloroargyrite
any of several small vipers of the genus Cerastes, including the horned viper, that have a sideways looping motion like that of a sidewinder and inhabit deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asia. Historical Examples noun (pl) -tes any venomous snake of the genus Cerastes, esp the horned viper
any of various low-growing plants of the genus Cerastium, having leaves covered with whitish or grayish down and small white flowers, and including mouse-ear chickweed and snow-in-summer. Historical Examples