Definition of cobalamin in English:

cobalamin

Syllabification: co·bal·a·min
Pronunciation: /kōˈbôləmēn
 
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noun

Biochemistry
Any of a group of cobalt-containing substances including cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).
More example sentences
  • The enzyme catalyzes the first common step in the biosynthesis of the tetrapyrrole pigments such as chlorophyll and cobalamin.
  • Vitamin B12 is actually a family of compounds called cobalamins, each of which has its own potential biological activity, in terms of absorption and potency.
  • It is unknown whether lowering plasma homocysteine levels with folic acid and cobalamin improves coronary endothelial function in patients.

Origin

1950s: blend of cobalt and vitamin.

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