The word “vitamine” was first created very recently: in 1912!It was a frankenword…

The word “vitamine” was first created very recently: in 1912!

It was a frankenword combining “vita,” the Latin word for “life,” and “amine” because that is the chemical term for an amino acid and vitamins were thought to contain amino acids. The “e” was removed in 1920 when scientists figured out there was no amino acid in vitamins.