Definition of cytidine in English:


Line breaks: cyti|dine
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪtɪdiːn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • 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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