vitamin etymology

English word vitamin comes from Latin vita, English amine

Detailed word origin of vitamin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
vita Latin (lat) (by extension) living, support, subsistence. (figuratively) mankind, the living. A way of life. Life. Real life, not fiction.
amine English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) A functional group formally derived from ammonia by replacing one, two or three hydrogen atoms with hydrocarbon or other radicals.. (organic chemistry) Any organic compound containing an amine functional group.
vitamin English (eng) Any of a specific group of organic compounds essential in small quantities for healthy human growth, metabolism, development, and body function; found in minute amounts in plant and animal foods or sometimes produced synthetically; deficiencies of specific vitamins produce specific disorders.

Words with the same origin as vitamin

Descendants of vita
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