vitamin B complex

noun

: a group of water-soluble vitamins that are found especially in yeast, seed germs, eggs, liver and flesh, and vegetables and that have varied metabolic functions and include coenzymes and growth factors

called also B complex

compare biotin, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vitamin B complex was in 1928

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“Vitamin B complex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitamin%20B%20complex. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

vitamin B complex

noun

: a group of vitamins that are found widely in foods and are essential for normal function of certain enzymes and for growth

called also B complex

Medical Definition

vitamin B complex

noun

: a group of water-soluble vitamins (such as biotin, niacin, and thiamine) found especially in yeast, seed germs, eggs, liver and flesh, and vegetables that have varied metabolic functions and include coenzymes and growth factors

called also B complex

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