niacin

noun
ni·a·cin | \ˈnī-ə-sən \

Definition of niacin 

: an acid C6H5NO2 of the vitamin B complex found widely in animals and plants and used especially against pellagra also : nicotinamide

called also nicotinic acid

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The nutty spread also offers vitamins and minerals including the B vitamin niacin, iron, potassium and vitamin E. The healthiest peanut butter is made from just peanuts, while added salt, sugars and oils change its nutritional profile. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is peanut butter healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018 The nutty spread also offers vitamins and minerals including the B vitamin niacin, iron, potassium and vitamin E. The healthiest peanut butter is made from just peanuts, while added salt, sugars and oils change its nutritional profile. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is peanut butter healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018 The nutty spread also offers vitamins and minerals including the B vitamin niacin, iron, potassium and vitamin E. The healthiest peanut butter is made from just peanuts, while added salt, sugars and oils change its nutritional profile. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is peanut butter healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018 The nutty spread also offers vitamins and minerals including the B vitamin niacin, iron, potassium and vitamin E. The healthiest peanut butter is made from just peanuts, while added salt, sugars and oils change its nutritional profile. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is peanut butter healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018 The nutty spread also offers vitamins and minerals including the B vitamin niacin, iron, potassium and vitamin E. The healthiest peanut butter is made from just peanuts, while added salt, sugars and oils change its nutritional profile. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is peanut butter healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018 The nutty spread also offers vitamins and minerals including the B vitamin niacin, iron, potassium and vitamin E. The healthiest peanut butter is made from just peanuts, while added salt, sugars and oils change its nutritional profile. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is peanut butter healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018 The nutty spread also offers vitamins and minerals including the B vitamin niacin, iron, potassium and vitamin E. The healthiest peanut butter is made from just peanuts, while added salt, sugars and oils change its nutritional profile. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is peanut butter healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018 The nutty spread also offers vitamins and minerals including the B vitamin niacin, iron, potassium and vitamin E. The healthiest peanut butter is made from just peanuts, while added salt, sugars and oils change its nutritional profile. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is peanut butter healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of niacin

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for niacin

nicotinic acid + -in entry 1

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niacin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of niacin

: a type of natural substance (called a vitamin) that is found in certain foods and that helps your body to be healthy

niacin

noun
ni·a·cin | \ˈnī-ə-sən \

Medical Definition of niacin 

: a crystalline acid C6H5NO2 that is a member of the vitamin B complex occurring usually in the form of a complex of niacinamide in various animal and plant parts (as blood, liver, yeast, bran, and legumes) and is used especially to lower LDL and triglyceride levels in the blood and to treat pellagra

called also nicotinic acid

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