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Funk, Casimir

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Pronunciation: /fʌŋk
 
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Definition of Funk, Casimir in English:

( 1884–1967), Polish-born American biochemist. He showed that a number of diseases, including scurvy, rickets, beriberi, and pellagra, were each caused by the deficiency of a particular dietary component, and coined the term vitamins for the chemicals concerned.

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