flavo-


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

Nearby words

  1. flavin,
  2. flavin-adenine dinucleotide,
  3. flavine,
  4. flavius,
  5. flavivirus,
  6. flavobacteria,
  7. flavobacterium,
  8. flavoenzyme,
  9. flavone,
  10. flavonoid

Also especially before a vowel, flav-.

Origin of flavo-

< Latin flāv(us) yellow, blonde + -o-

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Medicine definitions for flavo-

flavo-

pref.

Yellow:flavin.
Flavin:flavoprotein.

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