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cytidine diphosphocholine

Pronunciation: si'ti-den-di-fos'fo-ko'len

Definition: An intermediate in the formation of phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) and sphingomyelins; formed by the action of cytidine 5'-triphosphate on phosphocholine, linking the choline phosphate group to the a-phosphate of the cytidine 5'-triphosphate to give a pyrophosphate.

Synonym(s): cytidine diphosphate choline

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