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ceph·a·lin

 (sĕf′ə-lĭn) also keph·a·lin (kĕf′-)
n.
Any of a group of phospholipids found especially in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord.

cephalin

(ˈsɛfəlɪn; ˈkɛf-) or

kephalin

n
(Biochemistry) a phospholipid, similar to lecithin, that occurs in the nerve tissue and brain. Systematic name: phosphatidylethanolamine

ceph•a•lin

(ˈsɛf ə lɪn)

n.
a phospholipid of the cell membrane, abundant esp. in the brain.
[1895–1900]
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Phosphatidyl choline is also commonly known as lecithin and phosphatidyl ethanolamine, phosphatidyl serine and phosphatidyl inositol as cephalins.