name: vitamin D catabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of 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 catabolic process" NARROW 
synonym: "calciferol catabolism" NARROW 
synonym: "cholecalciferol biosynthesis" NARROW 
synonym: "cholecalciferol biosynthetic process" NARROW 
synonym: "ergocalciferol biosynthesis" NARROW 
synonym: "ergocalciferol biosynthetic process" NARROW 
synonym: "vitamin D breakdown" EXACT 
synonym: "vitamin D catabolism" EXACT 
synonym: "vitamin D degradation" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0006706 ! steroid catabolic process
is_a: GO:0042359 ! vitamin D metabolic process
is_a: GO:0042363 ! fat-soluble vitamin catabolic process
is_a: GO:1901616 ! organic hydroxy compound catabolic process
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