cephalin

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛf.ə.lɪn/, /ˈkɛf.ə.lɪn/

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cephal- +‎ -in

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cephalin (plural cephalins)

  1. (biochemistry) A phospholipid found particularly in the cells of nervous tissue; it is also the primary phospholipid in bacteria.
    • 1916 June, Jay McLean, “The Thromboplastic Action of Cephalin”, in American Journal of Physiology[1], volume 41, pages 250–257:
      In 1912 Howell reported the results of a study of the thromboplastic action of the tissues in which he showed that the active substance is a phosphatid having the general properties of cephalin.

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