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25–hydroxycholecalciferol

noun 25–hy·droxy·cho·le·cal·cif·er·ol
\ˈtwent-ē-ˈfīv-hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˌkō-lə-(ˌ)kal-ˈsif-ə-ˌrl, -ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of 25-HYDROXYCHOLECALCIFEROL

:  a sterol C27H44O2 that is a metabolite of cholecalciferol formed in the liver, is the circulating form of vitamin D, and has some activity in maintaining calcium homeostasis and preventing rickets

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