Meaning of “vitamin D” in the English Dictionary

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"vitamin D" in British English

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vitamin Dnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌvɪt.ə.mɪn ˈdiː/ us /ˌvaɪ.t̬ə.mɪn ˈdiː/

Examples from literature

  • Although sun is a natural source of vitamin D, scientists think that 15–20 minutes of sun on our skin every day is enough to get healthy amounts of this essential vitamin. 
  • One doctor said that 80 percent of her patients do not get enough vitamin D. This is called vitamin D deficiency. 
  • People with vitamin D deficiency need to eat foods with vitamin D or take vitamin D pills. 

(Definition of “vitamin D” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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