Skip to Content
Medical Term:

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.

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide