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pyr·i·dox·ine(pĭr′ĭ-dŏk′sēn, -sĭn) also pyr·i·dox·in (-dŏk′sĭn)
A pyridine derivative, C8H11NO3, that is one of several forms of vitamin B6 and is the form typically found in vitamin supplements and enriched foods.
(Elements & Compounds) biochem a derivative of pyridine that is a precursor of the compounds pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. Also: vitamin B6
[C20: from pyrid(ine) + ox(ygen) +-ine2]
pyr•i•dox•ine(ˌpɪr ɪˈdɒk sin, -sɪn)
a derivative of pyridine, required in forming hemoglobin and in preventing pellagra; vitamin B6.
See under vitamin B complex.
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|Noun||1.||pyridoxine - a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch|