ly·​so·​lec·​i·​thin ˌlī-sə-ˈle-sə-thən How to pronounce lysolecithin (audio)
: a hydrolytic substance formed by the enzymatic hydrolysis (as by some snake venoms) of a lecithin

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lysolecithin was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Lysolecithin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


ly·​so·​lec·​i·​thin ˌlī-sə-ˈles-ə-thən How to pronounce lysolecithin (audio)
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