- a complex heterocyclic ketone that is common to the nonprotein part of several important yellow enzymes, the flavoproteins.
Origin of flavin
- a combining form occurring in compound words which denote natural derivatives of flavin: riboflavin.
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Flavin observed a duck, which he thought to be of this species, at Guam on January 19, 1946.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
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To obtain a yellow shade of scarlet, a small quantity of Flavin, Fustic, or other yellow dye may be added to the dye bath.
Flavin is extract of Quercitron bark, and is much used for bright yellow with tin.
Yellows can be got with weld, flavin, turmeric (for which cotton has a strong attraction), and fustic.
Flavin, add both to the bath together with indigo extract (1/2 tablespoonful).
C19: from Latin flāvus yellow
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- Any of various water-soluble yellow pigments, including riboflavin, found in plant and animal tissue as coenzymes of flavoproteins.
- A ketone that gives color to various natural yellow pigments.
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