Definition of cephalin in English:

cephalin

noun

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

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

cephalin

/ˈsefələn/