nicotinic acid love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See niacin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. pyridine-3-carboxylic acid; together with nicotinamide is a part of the vitamin B complex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An organic acid (C6H5NO2), a carboxylated derivative of pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine; called also niacin and antipellagra vitamin, and vitamin B5. Chemically it is 3-pyridinecarboxylic acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract


So called because it is often obtained by oxidizing nicotine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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