biotin

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noun bi·o·tin \ˈbī-ə-tən\

Definition of biotin

  1. :  a colorless crystalline growth vitamin C10H16N2O3S of the vitamin B complex found especially in yeast, liver, and egg yolk

Origin and Etymology of biotin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek biotos life, sustenance; akin to Greek bios


First Known Use: 1936


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biotin

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noun bi·o·tin \ˈbī-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of biotin

  1. :  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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