Definition of cytidine in English:

cytidine

Pronunciation /ˈsīt-//ˈsitəˌdēn/

noun

Biochemistry
  • A nucleoside composed of cytosine linked to ribose, obtained from RNA by hydrolysis.

    • ‘The by-products of exogenous citicoline formed by hydrolysis in the intestinal wall are choline and cytidine.’
    • ‘The C5 atom of cytidine bears a substantially larger negative charge than many nitrogen atoms in popular nucleic acid force fields.’
    • ‘The disorders can be treated with uridine and/or cytidine, which leads to increased UMP production via the action of nucleoside kinases.’
    • ‘Deoxycytidine was separated from cytidine using thin-layer chromatography.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from cyto- + -ide + -ine.

Pronunciation

cytidine

/ˈsīt-//ˈsitəˌdēn/