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desthiobiotin

Pronunciation: des'thi-o-bi'o-tin

Definition: A compound derived from biotin by the removal of the sulfur atom; a precursor of biotin in bacteria and molds; it can substitute for biotin in some microorganisms, but is without effect on or is inhibitory to the growth of others.

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