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cephalin

[sef-uh-lin] /ˈsɛf ə lɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of several phosphatides occurring in animal tissue, especially of the brain, and having marked blood-clotting properties.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; cephal- + -in2
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  • The prothrombin time and kaolin-cephalin time were measured for each blood sample.
British Dictionary definitions for cephalin

cephalin

/ˈsɛfəlɪn; ˈkɛf-/
noun
1.
a phospholipid, similar to lecithin, that occurs in the nerve tissue and brain Systematic name phosphatidylethanolamine
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cephalin in Medicine

cephalin ceph·a·lin (sěf'ə-lĭn) or keph·a·lin (kěf'-)
n.
Any of a group of phospholipids having hemostatic properties and found especially in the nervous tissue of the brain and spinal cord.

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