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cephalin (plural cephalins)
- (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, 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.