vitamin P

vitamin P

noun
Also called citrin.
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vitamin P
 
n , pl P vitamins
citrin, Also called: bioflavonoid any of a group of water-soluble crystalline substances occurring mainly in citrus fruits, blackcurrants, and rosehips: they regulate the permeability of the blood capillaries

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vitamin P n.
A water-soluble vitamin, found as a crystalline substance especially in citrus juices, that functions as a bioflavonoid in promoting capillary resistance to hemorrhaging. Also called capillary permeability factor.

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