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vi·ta·min

 (vī′tə-mĭn)
n.
1. Any of various fat-soluble or water-soluble organic substances that are essential in minute amounts for normal growth and activity of living organisms. They are synthesized by bacteria and plants and are obtained by animals chiefly in their diet.
2. A preparation containing one or more vitamins, often taken as a dietary supplement.

[Alteration of vitamine : Latin vīta, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots + amine (so called because they were originally thought to be amines).]

vi′ta·min′ic adj.

vitamin

(ˈvɪtəmɪn; ˈvaɪ-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of substances that are essential, in small quantities, for the normal functioning of metabolism in the body. They cannot usually be synthesized in the body but they occur naturally in certain foods: insufficient supply of any particular vitamin results in a deficiency disease
[C20: vit- from Latin vīta life + -amin from amine; so named by Casimir Funk, who believed the substances to be amines]
ˌvitaˈminic adj

vi•ta•min

(ˈvaɪ tə mɪn; Brit. also ˈvɪt ə-)

also vi•ta•mine

(-mɪn, -ˌmin)

n.
any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism, found in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs and also produced synthetically: deficiencies of vitamins produce specific disorders.
[1912; earlier vitamine < Latin vīt(a) life + amine; coined by Casimir Funk (1884–1967), U.S. biochemist, who thought they were amines]
vi`ta•min′ic, adj.

vi·ta·min

(vī′tə-mĭn)
Any of various complex organic compounds that are needed in small amounts for normal growth and activity of the body and are found naturally in foods obtained from plants and animals.
Did You Know? To help the cells in our bodies work properly, it is essential that we get a daily supply of vitamins. This link between vitamins and good health was made in the early 1900s by the Polish biochemist Casimir Funk. Funk was studying beriberi, a disease that damages nerves, when he discovered an organic compound that prevented this illness. He named the compound vitamine, or "life amine," a name that stuck even though most vitamins do not include the type of chemical called an amine. Today we know that vitamins help keep our bodies strong and healthy, in addition to preventing a variety of illnesses. But because our bodies cannot produce these compounds, we must get them in the foods we eat as part of a well-balanced diet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vitamin - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolismvitamin - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body
multivitamin, multivitamin pill - a pill or tablet containing several vitamins
fat-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in fats
water-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in water
Translations
vitamín
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vitamiini
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ビタミン
비타민
vitaminas
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vitamin

[ˈvɪtəmɪn]
A. Nvitamina f
with added vitaminsvitaminado, reforzado con vitaminas
B. CPD vitamin content Ncontenido m vitamínico
vitamin deficiency Navitaminosis f, déficit m vitamínico
vitamin pill Npastilla f de vitaminas
vitamin supplement Nsuplemento m vitamínico
vitamin tablet Npastilla f de vitaminas

vitamin

[ˈvɪtəmɪn]
nvitamine f
modif [content, intake] → en vitamines; [supplement] → vitaminiquevitamin deficiency ncarence f en vitaminesvitamin-enriched [ˌvɪtəmɪnɪnˈrɪtʃt] adjenrichi(e) en vitaminesvitamin pill ncomprimé m de vitamines

vitamin

nVitamin nt; vitamin AVitamin A; with added vitaminsmit Vitaminen angereichert

vitamin

:
vitamin deficiency
vitamin-deficiency disease
nVitaminmangelkrankheit f
vitamin pill

vitamin

[ˈvɪtəmɪn] nvitamina
with added vitamins → vitaminizzato/a

vitamin

(ˈvitəmin) , ((American) ˈvai-) noun
any of a group of substances necessary for healthy life, different ones occurring in different natural things such as raw fruit, dairy products, fish, meat etc. A healthy diet is full of vitamins; Vitamin C is found in fruit and vegetables; (also adjective) vitamin pills.

vitamin

فِيتَامِيـن vitamín vitamin Vitamin βιταμίνη vitamina vitamiini vitamine vitamin vitamina ビタミン 비타민 vitamine vitamin witamina vitamina витамин vitamin วิตามิน vitamin vitamin 维生素

vi·ta·min

n. vitamina, uno de los compuestos orgánicos que se encuentran en pequeñas cantidades en los alimentos y que son esenciales en el desarrollo y funcionamiento del organismo. V.: Vitamins and Mineral Sources

vitamin

adj vitamínico; n vitamina; fatsoluble — vitamina liposoluble; — A (B12, etc.) vitamina A (B12, etc.); — B complex complejo vitamínico B; water-soluble — vitamina hidrosoluble
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