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VITAMIN E

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vitamin E mean? 

VITAMIN E (noun)
  The noun VITAMIN E has 1 sense:

1. a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body

  Familiarity information: VITAMIN E used as a noun is very rare.


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VITAMIN E (noun)


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Meaning:

A fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

E; tocopherol; vitamin E

Hypernyms ("vitamin E" is a kind of...):

antioxidant (substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides)

fat-soluble vitamin (any vitamin that is soluble in fats)

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

alpha-tocopheral (a potent form of vitamin E obtained from germ oils or by synthesis)


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