choline

noun

cho·​line ˈkō-ˌlēn How to pronounce choline (audio)
: a basic compound C5H14NO that is found in various foods (such as egg yolks and legumes) or is synthesized in the liver, that is a component of lecithin and a precursor of acetylcholine, and that is essential to the metabolism of fat in the liver and is usually included in the vitamin B complex

Examples of choline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scallops are packed with high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc, magnesium, and choline, providing a wealth of nutrients while remaining low in calories. Devineé Lingo, M.s., Health, 16 July 2024 Through additional nutrients like calcium, vitamin A, choline, manganese, and more, this looks to provide support from pre-conception through nursing. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 5 July 2024 Those at risk of not getting enough choline include:8 Pregnant people People with specific genetic alterations Those receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN, getting nutrition through a feeding tube or intravenously) Vitamin A Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin (your body stores it). Kathi Valeii Published, Verywell Health, 3 July 2024 That’s where the most important nutrient for brain health, called choline, is. Lauren Manaker Ms, Rdn, Ld, Verywell Health, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for choline 

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First Known Use

circa 1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of choline was circa 1871

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“Choline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choline. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

choline

noun
cho·​line ˈkō-ˌlēn How to pronounce choline (audio)
: a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that is widely distributed in animal and plant products (as eggs and beans) and is necessary for the activities of the liver

Medical Definition

choline

noun
cho·​line ˈkō-ˌlēn How to pronounce choline (audio)
: 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

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