Definition of cytidine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪtɪdiːn/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A nucleoside composed of cytosine linked to ribose, obtained from RNA by hydrolysis.
Example sentences
  • 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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