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vitamin K

 

Definition: generic descriptor for compounds with the biologic activity of phylloquinone; fat-soluble, thermostable compounds found in alfalfa, pork, liver, fish meal, and vegetable oils, essential for the formation of normal amounts of prothrombin.

Synonym(s): antihemorrhagic factor, antihemorrhagic vitamin

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