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ceramidase

Pronunciation: ser-am′i-dās

Definition: An enzyme that hydrolyzes ceramides into sphingosine and a fatty acid; acylsphingosine deacylase. A deficiency of this enzyme is associated with disseminated lepogranulomatosis.

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