phos·​pha·​ti·​dyl·​cho·​line ˌfäs-fə-ˌtī-dᵊl-ˈkō-ˌlēn How to pronounce phosphatidylcholine (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The natural protein occurring super nutrient, lecithin, contains phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine which supports both brain function and cellular health. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 26 Sep. 2019 Kurzweil gets phosphatidylcholine intravenously, on the theory that this will rejuvenate all his body's tissues. Gary Wolf, WIRED, 24 Mar. 2008

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phosphatidylcholine was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Phosphatidylcholine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


phos·​pha·​ti·​dyl·​cho·​line ˌfäs-fə-ˌtīd-ᵊl-ˈkō-ˌlēn, (ˌ)fäs-ˌfat-əd-ᵊl- How to pronounce phosphatidylcholine (audio)
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