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thiamine

Line breaks: thia|mine
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌɪəmiːn
 
, -mɪn/
(also thiamin)

Definition of thiamine in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A vitamin of the B complex, found in unrefined cereals, beans, and liver, a deficiency of which causes beriberi. It is a sulphur-containing derivative of thiazole and pyrimidine. Also called vitamin B1.
Example sentences
  • For example, use whole-wheat pasta in place of enriched pasta to add fiber, magnesium, iron and B vitamins (niacin, thiamin and riboflavin) to your meal.
  • Whole grains are also important sources of vitamins and minerals, such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, selenium, zinc and iron.
  • Traditionally used as a medicine in different parts of the world, ginger contains minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorous and vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin C.

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