phosphorylethanolamine etymology

English word phosphorylethanolamine comes from English phosphoryl ((chemistry) the trivalent radical O=P≡.), English ethanolamine

Detailed word origin of phosphorylethanolamine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phosphoryl English (eng) (chemistry) the trivalent radical O=P≡.
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.
phosphorylethanolamine English (eng) (chemistry) An ethanolamine derivative that is used to construct sphingomyelins.