Origin of lecithin
Examples from the Web for lecithin
Lecithin is also found in the brain and nerve material of animals, in the yolk of egg, and in several plants.The Bacillus of Long Life|Loudon Douglas
Lecithin is incompatible with alkalies; it should be kept in well-stoppered bottles and should be protected from the light.
They have been seriously hampered by the difficulty of securing properly purified extracts of lecithin and similar lipoids.
There are many different possible linkages of the constituent groups which make up the lecithin molecule.
Lecithin is isolated from animal brain, or egg-yolk, and commercial lecithin is impure.Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia|Isaac G. Briggs
British Dictionary definitions for lecithin
Word Origin for lecithin
Word Origin and History for lecithin
fatty substance found in the yolks of eggs (among other places), 1861, from French lécithine (coined 1850 by N.T. Gobley), from Greek lekithos "egg yolk," + chemical suffix -ine (2). Greek lekithos is of unknown origin.