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pyridoxine

[ pir-i-dok-seen, -sin ]
/ ˌpɪr ɪˈdɒk sin, -sɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a derivative of pyridine, C8H11NO3, occurring in whole-grain cereals, meats, fish, etc., and also made synthetically: required for the prevention of pellagra and the formation of hemoglobin; vitamin B6.
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Also pyr·i·dox·in [pir-i-dok-sin]. /ˌpɪr ɪˈdɒk sɪn/.

Origin of pyridoxine

First recorded in 1935–40; pyrid(ine) + ox(ygen) + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for pyridoxine

pyridoxine
/ (ˌpɪrɪˈdɒksiːn) /

noun
biochem a derivative of pyridine that is a precursor of the compounds pyridoxal and pyridoxamineAlso: vitamin B 6

Word Origin for pyridoxine

C20: from pyrid (ine) + ox (ygen) + -ine ²
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Scientific definitions for pyridoxine

pyridoxine
[ pĭr′ĭ-dŏksēn ]

A pyridine derivative that is the main form of vitamin B6. Chemical formula: C8H11NO3.
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