Definition of choline in English:

choline

Line breaks: cho|line
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊliːn
 
, -lɪn/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A strongly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body.
    • Chemical formula: HON(CH3)3CH2CH2OH
    More example sentences
    • Found in various forms throughout the body, choline, a member of the vitamin B complex family, is involved in the creation of cell membranes.
    • Inside our bodies, the B vitamins folate and choline work in a delicate balance.
    • Betaine is produced in the body by oxidation of choline, another trimethylated, methyl-donating compound.

Origin

mid 19th century: coined in German from Greek kholē 'bile'.

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