Definition of pyridoxine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpɪrɪˈdɒksɪn/
Pronunciation: /ˌpɪrɪˈdɒksiːn/


[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.
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.


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

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