pyridoxine[pir′ə däk′sēn′, -sin]
a complex pyridine, CHNO, one of the vitamins of the B group, found in various foods and prepared synthetically, usually as the hydrochloride: known to prevent nutritional dermatitis in rats
Origin of pyridoxinepyrid(ine) + ox(y)- + -ine
A pyridine derivative, C18H11NO3, occurring especially in cereals, yeast, liver, and fish and serving as a coenzyme in amino acid synthesis. Also called vitamin B6.
Origin of pyridoxinepyrid(ine) + ox(o)– + –ine2.