Casimir Funk


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United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term 'vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)

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The term was coined by Casimir Funk, a Polish-American biochemist, in 1912.
In 1912 Casimir Funk coined the term to describe bioactive substances essential for human and animal health.