pro·​vi·​ta·​min | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈvī-tə-mən How to pronounce provitamin (audio) \

Definition of provitamin

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

Examples of provitamin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ingredients like biotin, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and panthenol (a provitamin of B5) come together in this formula from neuLash, which also contains pumpkin seed extract for lashes that look thicker and fuller., 16 Sep. 2021 Sturdivant recommends this shampoo from her eponymous hair care line that's supercharged with hydrolyzed keratin, argan oil and provitamin B5. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 In addition to the high concentration of hydrating hyaluronic acid at the base of the formula, there are also ceramides, which help skin hold in moisture, and redness-reducing provitamin B5. Nykia Spradley, Allure, 25 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of provitamin

1927, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2022

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“Provitamin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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pro·​vi·​ta·​min | \ (ˈ)prō-ˈvīt-ə-mən How to pronounce provitamin (audio) \

Medical Definition of provitamin

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

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