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[fley-voh-proh-teen, -tee-uh n] /ˌfleɪ voʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ən/
noun, Biochemistry.
an enzyme, containing riboflavin and linked chemically with a protein, active in the oxidation of foods in animal cells.
Origin of flavoprotein
First recorded in 1930-35; flavo- + protein Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for flavoprotein


any of a group of enzymes that contain a derivative of riboflavin linked to a protein and catalyse oxidation in cells Also called cytochrome reductase See also FMN, FAD
Word Origin
C20: from flavin + protein
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flavoprotein in Medicine

flavoprotein fla·vo·pro·tein (flā'vō-prō'tēn', -tē-ĭn)
Any of a group of enzymes with flavin bound to protein that acts as dehydrogenases.

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