[ sef-uh-lin ]
/ ˈsɛf ə lɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

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

Origin of cephalin

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


kephalin (ˈkɛfəlɪn)

/ (ˈsɛfəlɪn, ˈkɛf-) /


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


[ sĕfə-lĭn ]


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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