Vitamin B Complex Definition


A group of unrelated water-soluble vitamins found in liver, yeast, etc., including: a) vitamin B1 (see thiamine) b) vitamin B2 (see riboflavin) c) vitamin B6 (see pyridoxine) d) nicotinic acid e) pantothenic acid f) biotin g) inositol h) para-aminobenzoic acid i) choline j) folic acid k) vitamin B12, a complex vitamin, C63H90N14O14PCo, containing trivalent cobalt, essential for the normal maturation of erythrocytes, and for normal growth and neurological function, and used esp. in treating pernicious anemia and as an animal feed supplement.

Webster's New World
A group of water-soluble vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 , that are found in a variety of foods, especially yeast, liver, eggs, cereal grains, legumes, and some vegetables.
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