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Definition of "pyridoxine" []

  • A pyridine derivative, C18H11NO3, occurring especially in cereals, yeast, liver, and fish and serving as a coenzyme in amino acid synthesis. Also called vitamin B6. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pyridoxine" in a sentence
  • "Supplements Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyriodoxamine, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in a wide variety of functions throughout the body."
  • "The colon is the exception, as it houses a variety of organisms which form vitamins such as pyridoxine, vitamin B-12, biotin, vitamin K and folic acid."
  • "Kuhn called it adermin (pyridoxine) and this immediately became a new focal point of his research strategy."