Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth

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Alternate forms of Thiamin

Hypernyms: b, b complex, b vitamin, b-complex vitamin, vitamin b, vitamin b complex

Origin of the word Thiamin

  1. vitamin B1, 1937, coined by Dr. R.R. Williams from thio-, from comb. form of Gk. theion "sulfur" + amine. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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