fat-soluble vitamin

fat-soluble vitamin
noun
any vitamin that is soluble in fats
Hypernyms: ↑vitamin
Hyponyms:

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  • fat-soluble — adjective soluble in fats fat soluble vitamin A • Similar to: ↑soluble * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : soluble in fats or fat solvents (as ether) : oil soluble used especially of certain vitamins fat soluble vitamin A …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Vitamin A — Systematic (IUPAC) name (2E,4E,6E,8E) 3,7 Dimethyl …   Wikipedia

  • vitamin K — n. a fat soluble vitamin, synthesized constantly by intestinal bacteria in mammals and occurring in certain green vegetables, fish meal, etc., that promotes blood clotting and is required for the synthesis of prothrombin by the liver: the two… …   Universalium

  • Vitamin A — is retinol. Carotene compounds (found, for example, in egg yolk, butter and cream) are gradually converted by the body to vitamin A (retinol). A form of vitamin A called retinal is responsible for transmitting light sensation in the retina of the …   Medical dictionary

  • vitamin K — n. a fat soluble vitamin, synthesized constantly by intestinal bacteria in mammals and occurring in certain green vegetables, fish meal, etc., that promotes blood clotting and is required for the synthesis of prothrombin by the liver: the two… …   English World dictionary

  • vitamin E — n. a fat soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction. It is found in vegetable oils, butter, and eggs. Syn: tocopherol, alpha tocopherol. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vitamin — vitaminic, adj. /vuy teuh min/; Brit. also /vit euh min/, n. any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism, found in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs or sometimes produced synthetically: deficiencies… …   Universalium

  • Vitamin — This article is about the set of organic compounds. For the nutritional supplement preparation, see multivitamin. For the manga, see Vitamin (manga) …   Wikipedia

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