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English definition of “vitamin A”

vitamin A

noun [U]    
a vitamin found in foods such as butter , egg yolk , milk , and fish oils , or produced in the body from the carotene in green vegetables with a lot of leaves or in orange vegetables . It is important for normal growth , healthy skin , and the ability to see well, especially at night .Vitamins and minerals → Synonym retinol
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