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Vitamin B12

Synonym(s)

  • cobalamin
  • cobalamine
  • cyanocobalamin
  • vitamin B 12

Definition(s)

A cobalt-containing coordination compound produced by intestinal micro-organisms and found also in soil and water. Higher plants do not concentrate vitamin B 12 from the soil and so are a poor source of the substance as compared with animal tissues.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014