Definition of pyridoxine in English:

pyridoxine

Line breaks: pyri|dox¦ine
Pronunciation: /ˌpɪrɪˈdɒksɪn
 
, -iːn/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A colourless weakly basic solid present chiefly in cereals, liver oils, and yeast, and important in the metabolism of unsaturated fatty acids. Also called vitamin B6.
    • An alcohol derived from pyridine; chemical formula: C8H11NO3
    More example sentences
    • Maize meal and wheat flour will be fortified with vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folic acid, iron and zinc.
    • Pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and pyridoxine are collectively known as vitamin B 6.
    • Folic acid, pyridoxine, and cobalamin are known to reduce homocysteine levels.

Origin

1930s: from pyrid(ine) + ox- 'oxygen' + -ine4.

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