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 — compare biotin, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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