n. substance which resembles a vitamin in its structure and function (Biochemistry)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Vitamer — The vitamers of a particular vitamin are all of the chemical compounds which exhibit vitamin activity. Very commonly vitamins are not single compounds, but rather each vitamin, which is defined by its biological activity, not its structure, is… …   Wikipedia

  • vitamer — vi·ta·mer (vīʹtə mər) n. One of two or more related chemical substances that fulfill the same specific vitamin function.   [vitamin + isomer.]   vi ta·merʹic ( mĕrʹĭk) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • vitamer — noun Any of a combination of substances that, together, function as a vitamin …   Wiktionary

  • vitamer — One of two or more similar compounds capable of fulfilling a specific vitamin function in the body; e.g., niacin, niacinamide. * * * vi·ta·mer vīt ə mər n any of two or more compounds that relieve a particular vitamin deficiency also a structural …   Medical dictionary

  • Vitamer — Vita|me̱r [Kurzbildung zu ↑Vitamin u. ↑Isomer] s; s, e (meist Mehrz.): organische Verbindungen mit definierter Vitaminaktivität, die sich jedoch strukturell von dem eigentlichen Vitamin unterscheiden können …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Vitamer — Vi|ta|mer das; s, e (meist Plur.) Kurzw. aus ↑Vitamin u. ↑Isomer> organische Verbindung mit Vitaminaktivität, die sich jedoch strukturell von dem eigentlichen Vitamin unterscheiden kann …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • vitamer — vi·ta·mer …   English syllables

  • Cyanocobalamin — Identifiers CAS number 68 19 9  …   Wikipedia

  • Vitamin — This article is about the set of organic compounds. For the nutritional supplement preparation, see multivitamin. For the manga, see Vitamin (manga) …   Wikipedia

  • Vitamin B12 — Systematic (IUPAC) name α (5,6 dimethylbenzimidazolyl)coba …   Wikipedia

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