flavin

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noun fla·vin \ˈflā-vən\

Definition of flavin

  1. :  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 and Etymology of flavin

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


First Known Use: 1933


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flavin

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noun fla·vin \ˈflā-vən\

Medical Definition of flavin

  1. :  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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