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riboflavin

noun ri·bo·fla·vin \ˌrī-bə-ˈflā-vən, ˈrī-bə-ˌ\

: a natural substance (called a vitamin) that is found in certain foods (such as milk, eggs, and leafy vegetables) and that helps your body to be healthy

Full Definition of RIBOFLAVIN

:  a yellow crystalline compound C17H20N4O6 of the vitamin B complex that occurs both free (as in milk) and combined (as in liver) as a component of coenzymes (as FMN) which are essential to normal metabolism —called also vitamin B2
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Origin of RIBOFLAVIN

International Scientific Vocabulary ribo- + Latin flavus yellow — more at blue
First Known Use: 1935

Rhymes with RIBOFLAVIN

Medical Dictionary

riboflavin

noun ri·bo·fla·vin \ˌrī-bə-ˈflā-vən, ˈrī-bə-ˌ\

Medical Definition of RIBOFLAVIN

:  a yellow crystalline compound C17H20N4O6 that is a growth-promoting member of the vitamin B complex and occurs both free (as in milk) and combined (as in liver)—called also lactoflavin, ovoflavin, vitamin B2

Variants of RIBOFLAVIN

ri·bo·fla·vin also ri·bo·fla·vine \-ˌvēn\

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