Definition of cytidine in English:


Syllabification: cyt·i·dine
Pronunciation: /ˈsitəˌdēn, ˈsīt-


A nucleoside composed of cytosine linked to ribose, obtained from RNA by hydrolysis.
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  • The disorders can be treated with uridine and/or cytidine, which leads to increased UMP production via the action of nucleoside kinases.
  • Deoxycytidine was separated from cytidine using thin-layer chromatography.
  • The by-products of exogenous citicoline formed by hydrolysis in the intestinal wall are choline and cytidine.


early 20th century: from cyto- + -ide + -ine4.

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