biotin: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bī'u-tin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, CHONS, of the vitamin B complex, that is present in all living cells and functions as a growth factor and as a catalyst in carboxylation reactions. Also called
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