Pyridoxine definition

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A pyridine derivative, C18 H11 NO3 , occurring especially in cereals, yeast, liver, and fish and serving as a coenzyme in amino acid synthesis.
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A complex pyridine, C8H11NO3, one of the vitamins of the B6 group, found in various foods and prepared synthetically.
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A pyridine derivative, C8 H11 NO3 , that is one of several forms of vitamin B6 and is the form typically found in vitamin supplements and enriched foods.
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A pyridine derivative that is the main form of vitamin B6. Chemical formula: C8H11NO3.
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(biochemistry) A derivative of pyridine found in fish, liver, cereals and yeast that is essential for the metabolism of amino acids and starch.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pyridoxine
Plural:
pyridoxines

Origin of pyridoxine

  • pyrid(ine) ox(o)– –ine

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