Definition of cobalamin in English:

cobalamin

Line breaks: co|bala¦min
Pronunciation: /kə(ʊ)ˈbaləmɪn
 
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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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