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cephalin

[ sef-uh-lin ]
/ ˈsɛf ə lɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

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

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Origin of cephalin

First recorded in 1895–1900; cephal- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for cephalin

cephalin

kephalin (ˈkɛfəlɪn)

/ (ˈsɛfəlɪn, ˈkɛf-) /

noun

a phospholipid, similar to lecithin, that occurs in the nerve tissue and brainSystematic name: phosphatidylethanolamine
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Medical definitions for cephalin

cephalin
[ sĕfə-lĭn ]

n.

Any of a group of phospholipids having hemostatic properties and found especially in the nervous tissue of the brain and spinal cord.
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