A white, crystalline B vitamin, C12H17ClN4OS, found in the outer coating of cereal grains, green peas, beans, egg yolk, liver, etc., and also prepared synthetically; vitamin B1: a deficiency of this vitamin results in beriberi and certain nervous disorders.
Webster's New World
- antiberiberi factor
Origin of Thiamine
Alteration of thiamin thi(o)– (vit)amin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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