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thi·a·mine  audio  (th-mn, -mn) KEY  also thi·a·min  (-mn) KEY 

NOUN:
A vitamin, C12H17ClN4OS, of the vitamin B complex, found in meat, yeast, and the bran coat of grains, and necessary for carbohydrate metabolism and normal neural activity. Also called vitamin B1.

ETYMOLOGY:
Alteration of thiamin : thi(o)- + (vit)amin


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