Choline



[koh-leen, kol-een] /ˈkoʊ lin, ˈkɒl in/

noun
1.
Biochemistry. a quaternary ammonium cation, C 5 H 14 N + O, one of the B-complex vitamins, found in the lecithin of many plants and animals.
2.
choline hydroxide, C 5 H 15 NO 2 , the viscous, strongly alkaline commercial form of this compound, usually synthesized, used as a feed supplement, especially for poultry, and in medicine in certain liver conditions.
3.
choline chloride, C 5 H 14 ClNO.
/ˈkəʊliːn; -ɪn; ˈkɒl-/
noun
1.
a colourless viscous soluble alkaline substance present in animal tissues, esp as a constituent of lecithin: used as a supplement to the diet of poultry and in medicine for preventing the accumulation of fat in the liver. Formula:[(CH3)3NCH2CH2OH]+OH–

choline cho·line (kō’lēn’)
n.
A natural amine often classed in the vitamin B complex and a constituent of many other biologically important molecules, such as acetylcholine and lecithin.
choline
(kō’lēn’)
A natural amine often classed in the vitamin B complex. It is incorporated into the structure of many other biologically important molecules, such as acetylcholine and lecithin. Chemical formula: C5H15NO2.

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