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vitamin B complex

an important group of water-soluble vitamins containing vitamin B 1 , vitamin B 2 , etc.
Origin of vitamin B complex
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for vitamin B complex

vitamin B complex

a large group of water-soluble vitamins occurring esp in liver and yeast: includes thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, biotin, choline, folic acid, and cyanocobalamin Sometimes shortened to B complex
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vitamin B complex in Medicine

vitamin B complex n.
A group of water-soluble vitamins including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folic acid, inositol, and vitamin B12 and occurring chiefly in yeast, liver, eggs, and some vegetables. Also called B complex.

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vitamin B complex in Science
vitamin B complex  
Any of a group of water-soluble vitamins important for normal cell growth and metabolism. The vitamins of the vitamin B complex include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), cobalamin (vitamin B12), pantothenic acid, niacin, biotin, and folic acid.
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