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flavin

1

[ fley-vin ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. a complex heterocyclic ketone that is common to the nonprotein part of several important yellow enzymes, the flavoproteins.


-flavin

2
  1. a combining form occurring in compound words which denote natural derivatives of flavin:

    riboflavin.

flavin

/ ˈfleɪvɪn /

noun

  1. a heterocyclic ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments, such as riboflavin. Formula: C 10 H 6 N 4 O 2 See flavoprotein
  2. any yellow pigment based on flavin
  3. another name for quercetin


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Word History and Origins

Origin of flavin1

First recorded in 1850–55; flav- + -in 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of flavin1

C19: from Latin flāvus yellow
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Example Sentences

Flavin was keen on such mundane connections in his earliest years, then rejected them when he became a famous formalist.

Stallone and Flavin have been together since 1988—married since 1997—and have three daughters, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet.

Flavin, add both to the bath together with indigo extract (1/2 tablespoonful).

From his seat below the Gangway Mr. Flavin watched procedure with wistful eyes.

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.

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