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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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

  A vitamin that can dissolve in fats and oils. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed along with fats in the diet and can be stored in the body’s fatty tissue. They come from plant and animal foods or dietary supplements. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble.