fat-soluble vitamins


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fat-sol·u·ble vi·ta·mins

those vitamins, soluble in fat solvents (that is, nonpolar solvents) and relatively insoluble in water, marked in chemical structure by the presence of large hydrocarbon moieties in the molecule; for example, vitamins A, D, E, K.
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fat-sol·u·ble vi·ta·mins

(fat-sol'yū-bĕl vī'tă-minz)
Those vitamins, soluble in fat solvents (nonpolar solvents) and relatively insoluble in water, marked in chemical structure by the presence of large hydrocarbon moieties in the molecule (e.g., vitamins A, D, E, K).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Fat-soluble vitamins

Fat-soluble vitamins can be dissolved in oil or in melted fat.
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fat-sol·u·ble vi·ta·mins

(fat-sol'yū-bĕl vī'tă-minz)
Vitamins, soluble in fat solvents (i.e., nonpolar solvents) and relatively insoluble in water, marked in chemical structure by the presence of large hydrocarbon moieties in the molecule; e.g., vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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