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[mass noun] A colourless weakly basic solid present chiefly in cereals, liver oils, and yeast, and important in the metabolism of unsaturated fatty acids.
- ‘Pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and pyridoxine are collectively known as vitamin B 6.’
- ‘Folic acid, pyridoxine, and cobalamin are known to reduce homocysteine levels.’
- ‘Maize meal and wheat flour will be fortified with vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folic acid, iron and zinc.’
- ‘Medications are taken rectally, orally, or through an IV line, and may contain pyridoxine.’
- ‘The same researcher tested for, but did not find, a deficiency of thiamin or pyridoxine in cataract patients.’
1930s: from pyrid(ine) + ox- ‘oxygen’+ -ine.
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