vitamin B complex

vitamin B complex
noun
originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
Syn: ↑B-complex vitamin, ↑B complex, ↑vitamin B, ↑B vitamin, ↑B
Hypernyms: ↑water-soluble vitamin
Hyponyms:

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\\-ˈbēˌkämˌpleks\ noun
: a group of water-soluble vitamins that are found especially in yeast, the germ of cereals, nuts, eggs, liver, meats, fish, and vegetables, that in addition to those given vitamin B names usually include para-aminobenzoic acid, biotin, carnitine, choline, folic acid, meso-inositol, nicotinic acid or nicotinamide, and pantothenic acid, that in a few cases function as coenzymes, and that in some cases are growth factors for bacteria and are formed by bacterial action in the intestinal tract of various animals

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an important group of water-soluble vitamins containing vitamin B1, vitamin B2, etc.
[1925-30]

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vitamin B complex noun
A group of vitamins formerly regarded as being a single vitamin
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Main Entry:vitamin

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vitamin B complex,
a group of water-soluble vitamins including thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), nicotinic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), pantothenic acid, inositol, para-aminobenzoic acid (vitamin Bx), biotin (vitamin H), choline, and folic acid (vitamin Bc), which are found in high concentration in yeast and liver.

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  • vitamin B complex — n. a mixture of water soluble vitamins originally thought to be a single vitamin but now known to be a mixture of several compounds with vitaminic activity. Syn: B complex, vitamin B complex, vitamin B, B vitamin. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vitamin B (complex) — n. a group of unrelated water soluble vitamins found in liver, yeast, etc., including: a) vitamin B1 (see THIAMINE) b) vitamin B2 (see RIBOFLAVIN) c) …   Universalium

  • vitamin B (complex) — n. a group of unrelated water soluble vitamins found in liver, yeast, etc., including: a) vitamin B1 (see THIAMINE) b) vitamin B2 (see RIBOFLAVIN) c) vitamin B6 (see PYRIDOXINE) d) NICOTINIC ACID e) PANTOTHENIC ACID f) BIOTIN g) INOSITOL h) PARA… …   English World dictionary

  • vitamin B (complex) — n. a group of unrelated water soluble vitamins found in liver, yeast, etc., including: a) vitamin B1 (see THIAMINE) b) vitamin B2 (see RIBOFLAVIN) c) vitamin B6 (see PYRIDOXINE) d) NICOTINIC ACID e) PANTOTHENIC ACID f) BIOTIN g) INOSITOL h) PARA… …   English World dictionary

  • vitamin B complex — n a group of water soluble vitamins found esp. in yeast, seed germs, eggs, liver and flesh, and vegetables that have varied metabolic functions and include coenzymes and growth factors called also B complex see BIOTIN, NIACIN …   Medical dictionary

  • vitamin B complex — vitamin B complex. См. комплекс витаминов В. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • vitamin B complex — an important group of water soluble vitamins containing vitamin B1, vitamin B2, etc. [1925 30] * * * Water soluble organic compounds with loosely similar properties, distribution in natural sources, and physiological functions. Most are coenzymes …   Universalium

  • vitamin B complex — n. biochem. nut an important group of water soluble vitamins containing vitamin B1, vitamin B2, etc • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • vitamin B complex — noun A group of water soluble vitamins, once thought to be a single vitamin, occurring in yeast, liver, eggs etc …   Wiktionary

  • vitamin B complex — noun Date: 1928 a group of water soluble vitamins that are found especially in yeast, seed germs, eggs, liver and flesh, and vegetables and that have varied metabolic functions and include coenzymes and growth factors called also B complex… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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