antixerophthalmic vitamin


antixerophthalmic vitamin
/an'tee zear'of thal"mik, an'tuy-/, Biochem.
See vitamin A.
[ANTI- + XEROPHTHALM(IA) + -IC]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • antixerophthalmic vitamin — vitamin A, vitamin found in animals (synthesized in the liver from carotenoids), vitamin that is essential for healthy skin and good vision …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antixerophthalmic vitamin — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌzirəf|thalmik noun Etymology: anti (I) + xerophthalmia + ic : vitamin A * * * /an tee zear of thal mik, an tuy /, Biochem. See vitamin A. [ANTI + XEROPHTHALM(IA) + IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • antixerophthalmic — Denoting agents (vitamin A and retinoic acid) that inhibit pathologic drying of the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia). [anti + G. xeros, dry, + ophthalmos, eye] * * * an·ti·xe·roph·thal·mic .zir äf thal mik, äp adj preventing or curing xerophthalmia… …   Medical dictionary

  • axerophthol — SYN: vitamin A. [antixerophthalmic + ol] …   Medical dictionary


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