provitamin

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noun pro·vi·ta·min \(ˌ)prō-ˈvī-tə-mən\

Definition of provitamin

  1. :  a precursor of a vitamin convertible into the vitamin in an organism

First Known Use of provitamin

1927


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provitamin

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noun pro·vi·ta·min \(ˈ)prō-ˈvīt-ə-mən\

Medical Definition of provitamin

  1. :  a precursor of a vitamin convertible into the vitamin in an organism ergosterol is a provitamin of vitamin D


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