name: vitamin D metabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving vitamin D, any of a group of related, fat-soluble compounds that are derived from delta-5,7 steroids and play a central role in calcium metabolism. Specific forms of vitamin D include calciferol (ergocalciferol; vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (calciol; vitamin D3)." [GOC:mah, ISBN:0471331309]
synonym: "calciferol metabolic process" NARROW 
synonym: "calciferol metabolism" NARROW 
synonym: "cholecalciferol metabolic process" NARROW 
synonym: "cholecalciferol metabolism" NARROW 
synonym: "ergocalciferol metabolic process" NARROW 
synonym: "ergocalciferol metabolism" NARROW 
synonym: "vitamin D metabolism" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0006775 ! fat-soluble vitamin metabolic process
is_a: GO:0008202 ! steroid metabolic process
is_a: GO:1901615 ! organic hydroxy compound metabolic process
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