vitamin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1920, originally vitamine (1912), from Latin vīta ‎(life) (see vital) + amine (see amino acids). Vitamine coined by Polish biochemist Casimir Funk after the initial discovery of aberic acid (thiamine), when it was thought that all such nutrients would be amines.[1] The term had become ubiquitous by the time it was discovered that vitamin C, among others, had no amine component. In 1920, British biochemist Jack Drummond proposed that the final -e be dropped to deemphasize the amine reference. The ending -in was acceptable because it was used for neutral substances of undefined composition. Drummond also introduced the lettering system of nomenclature (Vitamin A, B, C, etc.) at this same time.

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vitamin ‎(plural vitamins)

  1. Any of a specific group of organic compounds essential in small quantities for healthy human growth, metabolism, development, and body function; found in minute amounts in plant and animal foods or sometimes produced synthetically; deficiencies of specific vitamins produce specific disorders.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 vitamin” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 vitamin” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.
  3. ^ Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vitamiːn/, [vitˢaˈmiːˀn]

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vitamin n (singular definite vitaminet, plural indefinite vitaminer)

  1. vitamin

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English vitamin.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈvitɒmin]
  • Hyphenation: vi‧ta‧min

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vitamin ‎(plural vitaminok)

  1. vitamin

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Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative vitamin vitaminok
accusative vitamint vitaminokat
dative vitaminnak vitaminoknak
instrumental vitaminnal vitaminokkal
causal-final vitaminért vitaminokért
translative vitaminná vitaminokká
terminative vitaminig vitaminokig
essive-formal vitaminként vitaminokként
essive-modal
inessive vitaminban vitaminokban
superessive vitaminon vitaminokon
adessive vitaminnál vitaminoknál
illative vitaminba vitaminokba
sublative vitaminra vitaminokra
allative vitaminhoz vitaminokhoz
elative vitaminból vitaminokból
delative vitaminról vitaminokról
ablative vitamintól vitaminoktól
Possessive forms of vitamin
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. vitaminom vitaminjaim
2nd person sing. vitaminod vitaminjaid
3rd person sing. vitaminja vitaminjai
1st person plural vitaminunk vitaminjaink
2nd person plural vitaminotok vitaminjaitok
3rd person plural vitaminjuk vitaminjaik

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vitamin n ‎(definite singular vitaminet, indefinite plural vitamin or vitaminer, definite plural vitamina or vitaminene)

  1. a vitamin

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Wikipedia nn

Noun[edit]

vitamin n ‎(definite singular vitaminet, indefinite plural vitamin, definite plural vitamina)

  1. a vitamin

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