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Medical Term:

vitamin

Pronunciation: vi'ta-min

Definition: One of a group of organic substances, present in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs, that are essential to normal metabolism; insufficient amounts in the diet may cause deficiency diseases.

[L. vita, life, + amine]

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