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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hi-drok'so-ko-bal'a-min

Definition: Vitamin B12b, differing from cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) in the presence of a hydroxyl ion in place of the cyanide ion at the sixth coordinate position on the cobalt atom.

Synonym(s): hydroxocobemine

See Also: vitamin B12

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