B

Definition of B

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1.is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w, and m, letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng. bear and Lat. ferre; Eng. silver and Ger. silber; Lat. cubitum and It. gomito; Eng. seven, Anglo-Saxon seofon, Ger. sieben, Lat. septem, Gr."epta`, Sanskrit saptan. The form of letter B is Roman, from the Greek B (Beta), of Semitic origin. The small b was formed by gradual change from the capital B.

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adermin, aneurin, antiberiberi factor, antipernicious anemia factor, B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, biotin, choline, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, folacin, folate, folic acid, hepatoflavin, inositol, lactoflavin, niacin, nicotinic acid, ovoflavin, pantothen, pantothenic acid, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, thiamine, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, vitamin B1, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin Bc, vitamin G, vitamin H, vitamin M, water-soluble vitamin
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