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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


water-soluble vitamin  listen  (… SOL-yoo-bul VY-tuh-min)

  A vitamin that can dissolve in water. Water-soluble vitamins are carried to the body's tissues but are not stored in the body. They are found in plant and animal foods or dietary supplements and must be taken in daily. Vitamin C and members of the vitamin B complex are water-soluble.