Vitamin P
An old name for substances now known as bioflavinoids. They are no longer considered to be vitamins by the strict definition of that word.

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vitamin P n a substance or mixture of substances obtained from various plant sources, identified as any of a number of substances (as citrin or a mixture of bioflavonoids), and formerly held to be useful in reducing the extent of hemorrhage but never precisely characterized chemically or proved to have the effects claimed for it

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