flavin

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fla·vin

noun \ˈflā-vən\

Definition of FLAVIN

:  any of a class of yellow water-soluble nitrogenous pigments derived from isoalloxazine and occurring in the form of nucleotides as coenzymes of flavoproteins; especially :  riboflavin

Origin of FLAVIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus yellow — more at blue
First Known Use: 1933

fla·vin

noun \ˈflā-vən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLAVIN

: any of a class of yellow water-soluble nitrogenous pigments derived from isoalloxazine and occurring in the form of nucleotides as coenzymes of flavoproteins; especially : riboflavin

flavin

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a class of organic compounds, pale yellow biological pigments that fluoresce green. They occur in compounds essential to life as coenzymes in metabolism. Plants and microbes can synthesize them, but animals must consume them in the diet. Riboflavin is the best-known flavin.

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