phosphatidylcholine

noun

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

Examples of phosphatidylcholine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lecithin is a mixture of fats found in foods that contain phosphatidylcholine. Casey Seiden, Parents, 15 Mar. 2024 Common ingredients in the injections include phosphatidylcholine and sodium deoxycholate, two chemicals that have not been approved for use by the FDA. Berkeley Lovelace Jr., NBC News, 21 Dec. 2023 The formula also includes hydroxypropyl beta cyclodextrin, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, phosphatidylcholine 75%, phytosterols, silica, FD&C Blue #2, and FD&C Red #40 to ensure optimal performance. 4. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2023 As a vital member of the B-vitamin complex, choline takes center stage as a crucial component of phosphatidylcholine—an essential building block found in the cellular membranes of every human cell. 21. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 10 June 2023 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

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The first known use of phosphatidylcholine was in 1948

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“Phosphatidylcholine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphatidylcholine. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

phosphatidylcholine

noun
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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