Etymology
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biotin (n.)

vitamin of the B group (also sometimes called vitamin H) essential for the growth of yeast, 1936, from German Biotin (1936), from Greek biotos "life" (variant of bios, from PIE root *gwei- "to live") + chemical suffix -in (2).

updated on June 02, 2017

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Definitions of biotin from WordNet

biotin (n.)
a B vitamin that aids in body growth;
Synonyms: vitamin H
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