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vi•ta•min



Pronunciation: (vī'tu-min; Brit. also vit'u-min), [key]
n.
any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism, found in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs or sometimes produced synthetically: deficiencies of vitamins produce specific disorders. Also,vi•ta•minePronunciation: (vī'tu-min, -mēn"; Brit. also vit'u-min, -mēn"). [key]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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