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Pronunciation: kal-sĭ-dī′ol

Definition: First step in the biologic conversion of vitamin D3 to the more active form, calcitriol; it is more potent than vitamin D3.

Synonym(s): 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, calcifediol

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