Fat-soluble vitamin


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fat-soluble vitamin

any of several vitamins, including A, D, E and K, that are soluble in organic solvents but insoluble in water.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Fat-soluble vitamin

Fat-soluble vitamins can be dissolved in oil or in melted fat. Water-soluble vitamins can be dissolved in water or juice.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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