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Related to provitamin: Prooxidant, provitamin A carotenoids


A vitamin precursor that the body converts to its active form through normal metabolic processes. Carotene, for example, is a provitamin of vitamin A.


(Biochemistry) a substance, such as carotene, that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues


(proʊˈvaɪ tə mɪn; Brit. also proʊˈvɪt ə mɪn)

a substance that an organism can transform into a vitamin, as carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the liver.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.provitamin - vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
carotene, carotin, provitamin A - an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver
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