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adermin a former name of pyridoxine, a member of the vitamin B complex.
aneurin vitamin B1, thiamine, deficiency of which affects the nervous system.
antirachitic preventive of rickets, esp applied to vitamin D or food containing it; (noun) a drug preventive of rickets.
antiscorbutic preventive of scurvy, esp applied to vitamin C or food containing it; (noun) a drug preventive of scurvy.
axerophthol vitamin A, a pale yellow crystalline substance, deficiency of which causes xerophthalmia.
bioflavonoid vitamin P, a vitamin found in citrus fruit, blackcurrants and rosehips, aka citrin.
biotin a growth-promoting vitamin of the vitamin B complex, found in liver and yeast.
calciferol vitamin D2.
carotene any of a number of reddish-yellow pigments widely distributed in plants that are converted to vitamin A in the body.
carotin any of a number of reddish-yellow pigments widely distributed in plants that are converted to vitamin A in the body.
carrotin any of a number of reddish-yellow pigments widely distributed in plants that are converted to vitamin A in the body.
cholecalciferol a natural form of vitamin D found esp in fish, egg yolks, and fish-liver oils.
citrin the water-soluble vitamin P, found in citrus fruits.
cobalamin a complex molecule containing cobalt that is a constituent of vitamin B12.
cyanocobalamin vitamin B12, which has a large and complicated molecule, in one form including a cyanide group, in all forms including a cobalt atom.
dehydroretinol vitamin A2.
ergosterol a chemical substance in the body developing into vitamin D on exposure.
inosite a member of the vitamin B complex, occurring in plant and animal tissue.
inositol a member of the vitamin B complex, occurring in plant and animal tissue.
lactoflavin an earlier name for riboflavin.
megavitamin relating to or consisting of very large doses of vitamins.
menadione vitamin K3.
menaquinone a form of vitamin K synthesized by bacteria in the intestine or in putrefying organic matter.
multivitamin a pill containing several vitamins.
niacin a nicotinic acid, a vitamin, a deficiency of which causes the disease pellagra.
niacinamide a compound of the vitamin B complex.
nicotinamide a member of the vitamin B complex, deficiency of which can lead to the development of the disease pellagra.
panthenol a vitamin of the B-complex affecting the growth of hair.
pantothenic denoting an acid which is a growth-promoting vitamin of vitamin B complex.
phylloquinone vitamin K1, one of the fat-soluble vitamin K group, essential for normal blood coagulation.
phytol an alcohol used to synthesize vitamins E and K.
phytonadione phylloquinone, vitamin K1.
provitamin a pre-vitamin.
pyridoxal a crystalline aldehyde of the vitamin B6 group.
pyridoxin a pyridine derivative, a member of the vitamin B complex.
pyridoxine a pyridine derivative, a member of the vitamin B complex.
pyrithiamine an antivitamin causing thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency.
retinol an oil distilled from resin; vitamin A.
riboflavin a member of vitamin B complex, in yellowish-brown crystals, promoting growth in children.
riboflavine a member of the vitamin B complex, in yellowish-brown crystals, promoting growth in children.
thiamin vitamin B1, found in seeds, grains, beans etc.
thiamine vitamin B1, found in seeds, grains, beans etc.
tocopherol vitamin E, found in wheatgerm, egg yolk etc.
torulin a vitamin in yeast.
viosterol a type of vitamin.
vitamer one of two or more compounds that can fulfill the function of a vitamin.
vitaminic relating to a vitamin.
vitaminise to add vitamins to eg a food.
vitaminize to add vitamins to eg a food.
xeroma (Greek) extreme dryness of the conjunctive, thought to stem from a vitamin A deficiency.
xerophthalmia extreme dryness of the conjunctive, thought to stem from a vitamin A deficiency.
xerophthalmic relating to xerophthalmia.