phosphatidylethanolamine etymology

English word phosphatidylethanolamine comes from English ethanolamine, English phosphatidyl ((organic chemistry) A radical derived from a phosphatidate.)

Detailed word origin of phosphatidylethanolamine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ethanolamine English (eng) (chemistry) a hydroxy-amine, HO.CH2.CH2.NH2, manufactured by the reaction of ethylene oxide with ammonia; it is found naturally in a combined form in cephalin, and has many industrial applications.
phosphatidyl English (eng) (organic chemistry) A radical derived from a phosphatidate.
phosphatidylethanolamine English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any of a class of phospholipid containing ethanolamine.