Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

choline

play
noun cho·line \ˈkō-ˌlēn\

Definition of choline

  1. :  a basic compound C5H15NO2 that is found in various foods (as egg yolks and legumes) or is synthesized in the liver and that is a component of lecithin, is a precursor of acetylcholine, and is essential to liver function



Origin and Etymology of choline

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1871


Medical Dictionary

choline

play
noun cho·line \ˈkō-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of choline

  1. :  a basic compound C5H14NO that is found in various foods (as egg yolk and legumes) or is synthesized in the liver and that is a component of lecithin, is a precursor of acetylcholine, and is essential to liver function




Learn More about choline


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up choline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

at a gallop

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate accomodate accommodate acommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ