C10H16N2O3S definition


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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  biotin \bi"o*tin\ n.
     a B vitamin ({C10H16N2O3S}) that aids in body growth; --
     called also {vitamin H} and {coenzyme R}. It functions as a
     coenzyme in many carboxylation reactions.
     Note: Biotin binds tightly to the substance avidin, found in

           raw egg-whites. Rats or chick on a diet high in raw
           egg-white may develop skin lesions and retarded growth,
           which can be prevented by adding biotin to the diet.
     Syn: .
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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