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