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[pir-i-dok-seen, -sin] /ˌpɪr ɪˈdɒk sin, -sɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
a derivative of , C 8 H 1 1 NO 3 , occurring in whole-grain cereals, meats, fish, etc., and also made synthetically: required for the prevention of pellagra and the formation of hemoglobin; vitamin B 6 .
(biochem) a derivative of pyridine that is a precursor of the compounds pyridoxal and pyridoxamine Also vitamin B6

pyridoxine pyr·i·dox·ine (pĭr’ĭ-dŏk’sēn, -sĭn) or pyr·i·dox·in (-dŏk’sĭn)
A pyridine derivative occurring especially in cereals, yeast, liver, and fish and serving as a coenzyme in amino acid synthesis.
A pyridine derivative that is the main form of vitamin B6. Chemical formula: C8H11NO3.


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