vitamin B complex
vitamin B complex 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]


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  • 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 — 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 • …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • 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

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