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vitamin P

Also called citrin. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for vitamin P

vitamin P

noun (pl) P vitamins
any of a group of water-soluble crystalline substances occurring mainly in citrus fruits, blackcurrants, and rosehips: they regulate the permeability of the blood capillaries Also called citrin, bioflavonoid
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vitamin P in Medicine

vitamin P n.
A water-soluble vitamin, found as a crystalline substance especially in citrus juices, that functions as a bioflavonoid in promoting capillary resistance to hemorrhaging. Also called capillary permeability factor.

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