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choline

Syllabification: cho·line
Pronunciation: /ˈkōlēn
 
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Definition of choline in English:

noun

Biochemistry
A strongly basic compound occurring widely in living tissues and important in the synthesis and transport of lipids.
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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