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multivitamin

(mŭl′tə-vī′tə-mĭn)
adj.
Containing many vitamins.
n.
A preparation containing many vitamins.

multivitamin

An over-the-counter and often self-prescribed nutritional supplement containing lipid-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and water-soluble vitamins (thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), B6, B12, C, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid and biotin). Multivitamins may also contain minerals—e.g., calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc.

multivitamin

An often self-prescribed OTC diet supplement containing lipid-soluble vitamins–A, D, E, K; water-soluble vitamins–thiamin–vitamin B1, riboflavin–vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin; minerals–eg, calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc. See Decavitamin, Neural tube defects; Cf Megavitamin therapy.
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