Definition of Vitamins

1. Noun. (plural of vitamin) ¹



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Definition of Vitamins

1. vitamin [n] - See also: vitamin

Medical Definition of Vitamins

1. For the various vitamins see Vitamins. The word vitamin was coined in 1911 by the warsaw-born biochemist casimir funk (1884-1967). at the lister institute in london, funk isolated a substance that prevented nerve inflammation (neuritis) in chickens raised on a diet deficient in that substance. He named the substance vitamine because he believed it was necessary to life and it was a chemical amine. The e at the end was later removed when it was recognised that vitamins need not be amines. The letters (a, b, c and so on) were assigned to the vitamins in the order of their discovery. The one exception was vitamin k which was assigned its k from koagulation by the danish researcher henrik dam. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vitamins

vitamin d-resistant rickets
vitamin e deficiency
vitamin k deficiency
vitamin pill
vitamin u
vitamine
vitamines
vitaminic
vitaminise
vitaminize
vitaminized
vitaminizes
vitaminizing
vitaminless
vitaminlike
vitamins (current term)
vitamise
vitamiser
vitamisers
vitas
vitative
vite
vitellarium
vitellary
vitelli
vitelliform
vitelliform degeneration
vitelligenous
vitellin
vitellin-degrading protease

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