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PROVITAMIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does provitamin mean? 

PROVITAMIN (noun)
  The noun PROVITAMIN has 1 sense:

1. vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues

  Familiarity information: PROVITAMIN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROVITAMIN (noun)


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Meaning:

Vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("provitamin" is a kind of...):

hydrocarbon (an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "provitamin"):

carotene; carotin; provitamin A (an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver)


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