cyanocobalamin

[sahy-uh-noh-koh-bal-uh-min, sahy-an-oh-]

noun Biochemistry.


Nearby words

  1. cyano group,
  2. cyano-,
  3. cyanoacrylate,
  4. cyanobacteria,
  5. cyanobacterium,
  6. cyanogen,
  7. cyanogen bromide,
  8. cyanogen chloride,
  9. cyanogenesis,
  10. cyanogenetic

Origin of cyanocobalamin

First recorded in 1945–50; cyano-3 + cobal(t) + (vit)amin

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British Dictionary definitions for cyanocobalamin

cyanocobalamin

noun

a complex red crystalline compound, containing cyanide and cobalt and occurring in liver: lack of it in the tissues leads to pernicious anaemia. Formula: C 63 H 88 O 14 N 14 PCoAlso: vitamin B 12

Word Origin for cyanocobalamin

C20: from cyano- + cobal (t) + (vit) amin

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Medicine definitions for cyanocobalamin

cyanocobalamin

[sī′ə-nō′kō-bălə-mĭn, sī-ăn′ō-]

n.

vitamin B12

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Science definitions for cyanocobalamin

cyanocobalamin

[sī′ə-nō′kō-bălə-mĭn, sī-ăn′ō-]

See vitamin B12.
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