Biotin Definition

bīə-tĭn
noun
A colorless crystalline vitamin, C10 H16 N2 O3 S, of the vitamin B complex, essential for the activity of many enzyme systems and found in large quantities in liver, egg yolk, milk, and yeast.
American Heritage
A bacterial growth factor, C10H16O3N2S, present in all living things; vitamin H: it is one of the vitamin B group and is found in liver, egg yolk, yeast, etc.
Webster's New World
A vitamin, C10 H16 N2 O3 S, that is a component of the vitamin B complex and is a cofactor in many enzyme systems. It is found in large quantities in liver, egg yolk, milk, and yeast and is used in many biotechnology applications.
American Heritage Medicine

(biochemistry) A sulfur-containing member of the vitamin B complex found in liver, egg yolk, milk and yeast, essential to the activity of multiple enzyme systems.

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A water-soluble organic acid belonging to the vitamin B complex that is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fatty acids. It is also a cofactor for some coenzymes that catalyze the synthesis of organic acids in the body. Biotin is found in liver, egg yolks, milk, yeast, and some vegetables. Chemical formula: C10H16N2O3S.
American Heritage Science
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Other Word Forms of Biotin

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Singular:
biotin
Plural:
biotins

Origin of Biotin

  • Greek biōtos life biotic –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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