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

  • n. A crystalline amine, C8H12N2O2, one of several active forms of pyridoxine, important in protein metabolism.

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  • n. one of the constituents of vitamin B6 that is essential for the metabolism of starch and amino acids

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

  • n. a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch


pyridox(ine) + -amine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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