A type of fat produced in the body. It may cause some types of cells to die and is being studied in cancer treatment.

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  • ceramide — noun Etymology: cerebroside + amide Date: 1958 any of various lipids formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine and found widely but in small amounts in plant and animal tissue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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