provitamin

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

Definition of provitamin

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

First Known Use of provitamin

1927


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provitamin

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

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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