phosphatidylethanolamine

noun phos·pha·ti·dyl·eth·a·nol·amine \ ˌfäs-fə-ˌtī-dᵊl-ˌe-thə-ˈnä-lə-ˌmēn , -ˈnō- , (ˌ)fäs-ˌfa-tə-dᵊl- \

Definition of phosphatidylethanolamine

: any of a group of phospholipids that occur especially in blood plasma and the white matter of the central nervous system and are similar to lecithins called also cephalin

First Known Use of phosphatidylethanolamine

1942


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phosphatidylethanolamine

noun phos·pha·ti·dyl·eth·a·nol·amine \ -ˌeth-ə-ˈnäl-ə-ˌmēn , -ˈnōl- \

medical Definition of phosphatidylethanolamine

: any of a group of phospholipids that occur especially in blood plasma and in the white matter of the central nervous system called also cephalin

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