phosphatidylethanolamine

noun
phos·​pha·​ti·​dyl·​eth·​a·​nol·​amine | \ ˌfäs-fə-ˌtī-dᵊl-ˌe-thə-ˈnä-lə-ˌmēn How to pronounce phosphatidylethanolamine (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“Phosphatidylethanolamine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphatidylethanolamine. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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phosphatidylethanolamine

noun
phos·​pha·​ti·​dyl·​eth·​a·​nol·​amine | \ -ˌeth-ə-ˈnäl-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce phosphatidylethanolamine (audio) , -ˈnōl- How to pronounce phosphatidylethanolamine (audio) \

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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