provitamin

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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

First Known Use of provitamin

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Provitamin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/provitamin. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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provitamin

noun
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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