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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lecithin  \Lec"i*thin\,  n.  [Gr.  le`kiqos  the  yolk  of  an  egg.] 
  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  yellow  phospholipid  found  in  egg  yolk  and  in  many  plant 
  and  animal  cells;  used  commercially  as  an  emulsifier 

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