Dictionary.com

cephalin

[ sef-uh-lin ]
/ ˈsɛf ə lɪn /
Save This Word!

noun Biochemistry.
any of several phosphatides occurring in animal tissue, especially of the brain, and having marked blood-clotting properties.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of cephalin

First recorded in 1895–1900; cephal- + -in2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use cephalin in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK