a combining form meaning “yellow,” used in the formation of compound words (flavopurpurin); in some biochemical terms, specialized in meaning to indicate flavin (flavoprotein).
- flavin-adenine dinucleotide,
Also especially before a vowel, flav-.
Origin of flavo-
< Latin flāv(us) yellow, blonde + -o-
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.