phosphatidylcholine

/ (ˌfɒsfətɪdaɪlˈkəʊliːn) /

noun

the systematic name for lecithin

Nearby words

  1. phosphate group,
  2. phosphate rock,
  3. phosphatemia,
  4. phosphatic,
  5. phosphatide,
  6. phosphatidylethanolamine,
  7. phosphatidylglycerol,
  8. phosphatidylserine,
  9. phosphation,
  10. phosphatize

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Medicine definitions for phosphatidylcholine

phosphatidylcholine

[ fŏs′fə-tīd′l-kōlēn′ ]

n.

A phospholipid that is a major component of cellular membranes and functions in the transport of lipoproteins in tissues.

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