Definition of cephalin in English:

cephalin

noun

Biochemistry
  • [mass noun] Any of a group of phospholipids present in cell membranes, especially in the brain.

    • ‘The major cephalins are phosphatidylserine and phophatidylethanolamine.’
    • ‘In this way a reaction product forms in which more than 95% of the cephalin originally present has been converted to acylcephalin.’
    • ‘The three assessed commercial cephalins can be used in laboratorial routine for the lupus anticoagulant research.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek kephalē brain + -in.

Pronunciation:

cephalin

/ˈsɛf(ə)lɪn/