25-hydroxycholecalciferol

noun

25-hy·​droxy·​cho·​le·​cal·​cif·​er·​ol ˈtwent-ē-ˈfīv-hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˌkō-lə-(ˌ)kal-ˈsif-ə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl How to pronounce 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (audio)
: 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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“25-hydroxycholecalciferol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/25-hydroxycholecalciferol. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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