[ fley-vin ]
/ ˈfleɪ vɪn /
a complex heterocyclic ketone that is common to the nonprotein part of several important yellow enzymes, the flavoproteins.
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Definition for flavin (2 of 2)
a combining form occurring in compound words which denote natural derivatives of flavin: riboflavin.
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British Dictionary definitions for flavin
/ (ˈfleɪvɪn) /
Word Origin for flavin
C19: from Latin flāvus yellow
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Medical definitions for flavin
[ flā′vĭn ]
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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