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vitamin B

Definitions of vitamin B
  1. noun
    originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
    synonyms: B, B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B complex
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    choline
    a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
    inositol
    an optically inactive alcohol that is a component of the vitamin B complex
    pantothen, pantothenic acid
    a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
    aneurin, antiberiberi factor, thiamin, thiamine, vitamin B1
    a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
    antipernicious anemia factor, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, vitamin B12
    a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
    hepatoflavin, lactoflavin, ovoflavin, riboflavin, vitamin B2, vitamin G
    a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
    adermin, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, vitamin B6
    a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
    folacin, folate, folic acid, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, vitamin Bc, vitamin M
    a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
    niacin, nicotinic acid
    a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
    biotin, vitamin H
    a B vitamin that aids in body growth
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    water-soluble vitamin
    any vitamin that is soluble in water
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