flavin

noun
fla·​vin | \ ˈflā-vən How to pronounce flavin (audio) \

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

First Known Use of flavin

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flavin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus yellow — more at blue

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flavin

flavin adenine dinucleotide

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“Flavin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavin. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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flavin

noun
fla·​vin | \ ˈflā-vən How to pronounce flavin (audio) \

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

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