Meaning of pyridoxine

pyr•i•dox•ine

Pronunciation: (pir"i-dok'sēn, -sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a derivative of pyridine, CHNO, 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.
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