Friday Fun Fact: Vitamin Etymology

April 7, 2016

Polish biochemist Casimir Funk is credited with coining the word "vitamine" in 1912. The "e" was later dropped in 1920, when it became clear not all vitamins are nitrogen-containing amines.

Polish biochemist Casimir Funk is credited with coining the word vitamine in 1912. The e was later dropped in 1920, when it became clear not all vitamins are nitrogen-containing amines.