Definition of phosphatidylcholine in English:

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phosphatidylcholine

Pronunciation: /ˌfäsfəˌtīdlˈkōlēn/ /fäsˌfatədl-/

noun

Biochemistry
Another term for lecithin.
Example sentences
  • These studies indicate that the protein exhibits highest selectivity for the choline phospholipids phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin under physiological conditions of pH and ionic strength.
  • Choline chloride and phosphatidylcholine, which are orally bioavailable precursors of acetylcholine, have been reported to be useful in short-term studies.
  • Importantly, enzymatic degradation of cellular phosphatidylcholine does not affect cellular cholesterol esterification.

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Syllabification: phos·pha·ti·dyl·cho·line

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