1. a combining form meaning “yellow,” used in the formation of compound words (flavopurpurin); in some biochemical terms, specialized in meaning to indicate flavin (flavoprotein).
Also especially before a vowel, flav-.

Origin of flavo-

< Latin flāv(us) yellow, blonde + -o-
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flavo- in Medicine


  1. Yellow:flavin.
  2. Flavin:flavoprotein.
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