vitamin A2


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vi·ta·min A2

(vī'tă-min)
Fat-soluble vitamin occurring chiefly in the livers of freshwater fish and having about 40% of the biologic activity of vitamin A1.
See also: leukoplakia
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vitamin A2

A compound found in the livers of freshwater fish; similar in properties to vitamin A but with different ultraviolet absorption spectra.
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de·hy·dro·ret·i·nol

(dē-hīdrō-reti-nol)
Retinol with an additional double bond in the 3-4 position of the cyclohexane ring.
Synonym(s): vitamin A2.
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