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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