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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[pyridox(ine) + –amine.]

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