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?

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It's made with honey extract, which nurtures skin, and royal jelly (a honey bee secretion)—both deliver all the good things (amino acids, vitamins, and minerals) to your face. Maya Mcdowell, Seventeen, "These Superfood-Inspired Beauty Products Are a *Must* for Your Most Annoying Skin Issues," 21 May 2019 Currently there is no test that can identify CFS, so doctors have to rule out thyroid issues, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, sleep apnea, and other medical conditions first. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "If You're Feeling Tired All the Time, You Might Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," 17 May 2019 Tati and James were BFFs, until James ran an Instagram story ad at Coachella on April 22 for Sugar Bear hair supplements; Tati is the founder of Halo Beauty hair vitamins, an obvious competitor. Asia Milia Ware, Teen Vogue, "James Charles Has Lost 3 Million YouTube Subscribers Because of His Feud With Tati Westbrook," 14 May 2019 Some places check for specific vitamin deficiencies before an infusion, however most places do not. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Health Scare Might Make You Think Twice About Getting Your Vitamins Intravenously," 7 Mar. 2018 Here, a few ways to get your daily recommended dose of sartorial vitamin C. All products featured on Vogue are independently selected by our editors. Sophie Kemp, Vogue, "A Funky Fruit Print Is a Fresh Alternative to Spring Florals," 12 Mar. 2019 In general, though, much of the grain’s fiber and key vitamins and minerals, like iron and the B vitamins niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin, per the FDA, and sometimes some protein, are removed during processing. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Exactly Are Refined Carbs?," 18 May 2019 The vitamins and fatty acids in coconut oil help nourish your scalp and penetrates the cuticle of the hair. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "10 Ways Coconut Oil Can Give You the Best-Looking Hair of Your Life," 12 Apr. 2019 The hype about the vitamin during the past two decades started with early vitamin D science. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Millions of Americans take vitamin D. Most should just stop.," 9 Oct. 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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vitamin

noun

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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