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ˈbaɪ ə tɪnbi·otin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. biotin, vitamin Hnoun

    a B vitamin that aids in body growth


  1. biotinnoun

    A sulfur-containing member of the vitamin B complex found in liver, egg yolk, milk and yeast, essential to the activity of multiple enzyme systems.


  1. Biotin

    Biotin (or vitamin B7) is one of the B vitamins. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes, both in humans and in other organisms, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. The name biotin, borrowed from the German Biotin, derives from the Ancient Greek word βίοτος (bíotos; 'life') and the suffix "-in" (a suffix used in chemistry usually to indicate 'forming').


  1. biotin

    Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, that is crucial for the conversion of certain nutrients into energy. It also promotes the health of hair, skin, and nails. Biotin is naturally found in food products like yeast, eggs, salmon, cheese, and liver. Some people also take biotin as a supplement for health benefits.


  1. Biotin

    Biotin, also known as vitamin H or coenzyme R, is a water-soluble B-vitamin. It is composed of a ureido ring fused with a tetrahydrothiophene ring. A valeric acid substituent is attached to one of the carbon atoms of the tetrahydrothiophene ring. Biotin is a coenzyme for carboxylase enzymes, involved in the synthesis of fatty acids, isoleucine, and valine, and in gluconeogenesis.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Biotin

    A water-soluble, enzyme co-factor present in minute amounts in every living cell. It occurs mainly bound to proteins or polypeptides and is abundant in liver, kidney, pancreas, yeast, and milk.

Editors Contribution

  1. biotin

    A type of vitamin naturally produced within the body of a human being.

    Biotin is necessary for changing food into a form of energy within the human body.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biotin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biotin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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