[fley-voh-proh-teen, -tee-uh n]
- an enzyme, containing riboflavin and linked chemically with a protein, active in the oxidation of foods in animal cells.
Origin of flavoprotein
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C20: from flavin + protein
- Any of a group of enzymes with flavin bound to protein that acts as dehydrogenases.
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