Definition of Biotin

1. Noun. A B vitamin that aids in body growth.




Definition of Biotin

1. Noun. (vitamin) A sulfur-containing member of the vitamin B complex found in liver, egg yolk, milk and yeast, essential to the activity of multiple enzyme systems. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Biotin

1. a B vitamin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Biotin

1. A prosthetic group for carboxylase enzymes. Important in fatty acid biosynthesis and catabolism and has found widespread use as a covalent label for macromolecules which may then be detected by high affinity binding of labelled avidin or streptavidin. Essential growth factor for many cells. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biotin

biotherapeutic
biotherapeutics
biotherapies
biotherapy
biothermal
biothreat
biothreats
biotic
biotic community
biotic factors
biotic potential
biotic stress
biotical
biotically
biotics
biotin (current term)
biotin carboxylase
biotin sulfoxide reductase
biotin synthetase
biotinidase
biotinides
biotins
biotinylated
biotinylation
biotinylations
biotinyllysine
biotite
biotites
biotitic
biotope

Literary usage of Biotin

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1. Dietary Reference Intakes Research Synthesis: Workshop Summary by Carol West Suitor, Linda D. Meyers (2007)
"Dr. Patrick Stover of Cornell University covered folate, vitamins B!2 and B6, and biotin. Both presenters addressed lack of progress and new developments ..."

2. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), Fnb, High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
"biotin RECOMMENDATION: The committee assumes that enough biotin would occur naturally in the ration foods; therefore, additional biotin is not necessary. ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Pmr Chemical Shifts for o-biotin" and Its ... Hoffman LaRoche, Inc., is thanked for a gift of D-biotin. (28) P. Gyorgy, Vitamins, 1, 527 (1954). ..."

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