Definition of biotin
: a colorless crystalline growth vitamin C10H16N2O3S of the vitamin B complex found especially in yeast, liver, and egg yolk
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Available for dry, thinning and oily hair, the beauty-boosting supplements are packed with nourishing ingredients like biotin, omega 3 and silica.
Health benefits include vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate, enzymes and probiotics.
Supplements like biotin, found at basically any local pharmacy, encourage healthy hair and nail growth, while some haircare experts recommend taking Viviscal as well to speed things up.
Some derms also suggest taking a multivitamin with biotin and a fish-oil pill to make your hair stronger.
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Origin and Etymology of biotin
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek biotos life, sustenance; akin to Greek bios
First Known Use: 1936See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of biotin
: a colorless crystalline growth vitamin C10H16N2O3S of the vitamin B complex found especially in yeast, liver, and egg yolk—called also vitamin H
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