flavoprotein

noun

fla·​vo·​pro·​tein ˌflā-vō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce flavoprotein (audio)
-ˈprō-tē-ən
: a dehydrogenase that contains a flavin and often a metal and plays a major role in biological oxidations

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary flavin + -o- + protein

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flavoprotein was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Flavoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavoprotein. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

flavoprotein

noun
fla·​vo·​pro·​tein ˌflāv-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce flavoprotein (audio) ˌflav- How to pronounce flavoprotein (audio)
-ˈprōt-ē-ən
: a dehydrogenase that contains a flavin and often a metal and plays a major role in biological oxidations
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