Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a group of lipids that are formed by the linking of a fatty acid to sphingosine, are found in cell membranes, and help to regulate the differentiation, proliferation, and death of cells.

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  • noun biochemistry A lipid composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[cer(ebroside), any of various glycolipids containing sphingosine and found especially in brain and nerve tissue (cerebr(o)– + –ose + –ide) + amide.]

Examples

  • According to their research the gene contains the instructions of what is known as ceramide synthase.

    Biosingularity

  • Redken's Time Reset range, which is aimed specifically at the over-45s, uses "peptides and ceramide" to target cavities in hairs, and make them lovely and shiny again.

    The beauty bible

  • When the choice comes down to paying the mortgage or indulging in the latest and greatest serums, lotions, gels, and ceramide creams, I've opted for shelter over vanity.

    Stress Talks, Beauty Walks

  • To keep your skin from drying out, smooth on moisturizer—preferably with glycerin, fatty acids, ceramide, or cholesterol—after bathing, while your skin is damp.

    Tip of the day: Prevent dry winter skin, moisturize early and often

  • Copper is also a coenzyme for collagen synthesis, in the same way that niacinamide is cofactor for the reaction that increases ceramide production in the skin.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • To keep your skin from drying out, smooth on moisturizer — preferably with glycerin, fatty acids, ceramide, or cholesterol — after bathing, while your skin is damp.

    Tip of the day: Prevent dry winter skin, moisturize early and often

  • It has the same ceramide complex ingredients touted by expensive department store lines.

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  • They are like Legos, coming in different shapes, sizes, and types that help construct collagen or create lubricating ceramide in the skin.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • It has the same ceramide complex ingredients touted by expensive department store lines.

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  • They are like Legos, coming in different shapes, sizes, and types that help construct collagen or create lubricating ceramide in the skin.

    Simple Skin Beauty

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