cephalin

[ sef-uh-lin ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. any of several phosphatides occurring in animal tissue, especially of the brain, and having marked blood-clotting properties.

Origin of cephalin

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; cephal- + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for cephalin

cephalin

kephalin (ˈkɛfəlɪn)

/ (ˈsɛfəlɪn, ˈkɛf-) /


noun
  1. a phospholipid, similar to lecithin, that occurs in the nerve tissue and brain: Systematic name: phosphatidylethanolamine

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