[ fley-voh-proh-teen, -tee-uh n ]
/ ˌfleɪ voʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ən /

noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme, containing riboflavin and linked chemically with a protein, active in the oxidation of foods in animal cells.

Origin of flavoprotein

First recorded in 1930–35; flavo- + protein
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British Dictionary definitions for flavoprotein


/ (ˌfleɪvəʊˈprəʊtiːn) /


any of a group of enzymes that contain a derivative of riboflavin linked to a protein and catalyse oxidation in cellsAlso called: cytochrome reductase See also FMN, FAD

Word Origin for flavoprotein

C20: from flavin + protein
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Medicine definitions for flavoprotein


[ flā′vō-prōtēn′ ]


Any of a group of enzymes with flavin bound to protein that acts as dehydrogenases.
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