Definition of lecithin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛsɪθɪn/


Another term for phosphatidylcholine.
Example sentences
  • The line of lecithin offered is suitable for both food and cosmetic purposes.
  • Since lecithin acts as an emulsifier, it will make whatever you mix it with smoother and creamier.
  • Soy and egg are common allergens, so for some people dietary supplements containing lecithin may not be safe.


Mid 19th century: from Greek lekithos 'egg yolk' + -in1.

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Line breaks: leci|thin

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