vitamin

noun
vi·​ta·​min | \ ˈvī-tə-mən How to pronounce vitamin (audio) , British usually ˈvi- \

Definition of vitamin

: any of various organic substances that are essential in minute quantities to the nutrition of most animals and some plants, act especially as coenzymes and precursors of coenzymes in the regulation of metabolic processes but do not provide energy or serve as building units, and are present in natural foodstuffs or sometimes produced within the body

Examples of vitamin in a Sentence

This cereal contains essential vitamins and minerals. Did you remember to take your vitamin?
Recent Examples on the Web Hardcore foragers may also work with the leaves, which tend to be tough but soften with cooking, and are packed with vitamins. Kelsey Ogletree, Better Homes & Gardens, "8 Common Weeds in Your Backyard You Can Actually Eat," 21 May 2020 Among them were Trader Darwin vitamins and a non-alcoholic sparkling juice called Eve’s Apple Sparkled by Adam. Time, "Joe Coulombe, Founder of Trader Joe’s, Dies at Age 89," 29 Feb. 2020 Among them were Trader Darwin vitamins and a non-alcoholic sparkling juice called Eve’s Apple Sparkled by Adam. John Rogers, BostonGlobe.com, "Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe’s markets," 29 Feb. 2020 Among them were Trader Darwin vitamins and a nonalcoholic sparkling juice called Eve’s Apple Sparkled by Adam. Washington Post, "Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe’s grocery chain, dies at 89," 29 Feb. 2020 Among them were Trader Darwin vitamins and a non-alcoholic sparkling juice called Eve’s Apple Sparkled by Adam. NBC News, "Trader Joe's founder Joe Coulombe dies at 89," 29 Feb. 2020 This vitamin is important to blood clotting and bone metabolism. Lisa Bain, Good Housekeeping, "The Health Benefits of Cucumber Juice Aren't Worth the Hype," 14 Jan. 2020 From a nutrition perspective, beans are healthy, rich in fiber, protein and vitamins. SFChronicle.com, "The Bay Area food company betting big on multi-cultural beans," 22 Aug. 2019 Sometimes they were told these were vitamins, and recalled feeling drowsy, dizzy or particularly hungry after taking the medication. Samantha Schmidt, The Seattle Times, "Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules," 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of vitamin

circa 1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vitamin

alteration of vitamine, from Latin vita life + English amine

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The first known use of vitamin was circa 1912

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5 Jun 2020

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“Vitamin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitamin. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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vitamin

noun
How to pronounce vitamin (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of vitamin

: a natural substance that is usually found in foods and that helps your body to be healthy
: a pill containing vitamins

vitamin

noun
vi·​ta·​min | \ ˈvī-tə-mən How to pronounce vitamin (audio) \

Kids Definition of vitamin

: any of a group of substances that are found naturally in many foods, are necessary in small quantities for good health and normal development and functioning, and are designated by a capital letter and sometimes a number vitamin B6 vitamin C

vitamin

noun
vi·​ta·​min | \ ˈvīt-ə-mən, British also ˈvit- How to pronounce vitamin (audio) \

Medical Definition of vitamin

: any of various organic substances that are essential in minute quantities to the nutrition of most animals and some plants, act especially as coenzymes and precursors of coenzymes in the regulation of metabolic processes but do not provide energy or serve as building units, and are present in natural foodstuffs or are sometimes produced within the body

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