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the systematic name for lecithin

phosphatidylcholine phos·pha·ti·dyl·cho·line (fŏs’fə-tīd’l-kō’lēn’)
A phospholipid that is a major component of cellular membranes and functions in the transport of lipoproteins in tissues.


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