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Medical Term:

ethanolaminephosphotransferase

Pronunciation: eth'a-nol'a-men-fos'fo-trans'fer-as

Definition: A transferase that catalyzes the reaction of CDP-ethanolamine with a 1,2-diacylglycerol to yield CMP and a phosphatidylethanolamine; a key step in phospholipid biosynthesis.

Synonym(s): phosphorylethanolamine glyceridetransferase

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