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Meaning of pellagra-preventive factor

pel•la'gra-pre•ven'tive fac"tor

Pronunciation: (pu-lag'ru-pri-ven'tiv, -lā'gru-, -lä'-), [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. nicotinic acid or its amide, nicotinamide, being the vitamin-B-complex members that serve to prevent pellagra. Also called
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