choline

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noun cho·line \ˈkō-ˌlēn\

Definition of choline

  1. :  a basic compound C5H14NO that is found in various foods (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

Origin and Etymology of choline

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1871


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choline

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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


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