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lecithinn. [Gr. le`kiqos the yolk of an egg.].
     A complex, nitrogenous phosphorized substance widely distributed through the animal body, and especially conspicuous in the brain and nerve tissue, in yolk of eggs, and in the white blood corpuscles.  [1913 Webster]


lecithin, n.
1 any of a group of phospholipids found naturally in animals, egg-yolk, and some higher plants.
2 a preparation of this used to emulsify foods etc.

Gk lekithos egg-yolk + -IN

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