riboflavin

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

Definition of riboflavin

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of riboflavin

International Scientific Vocabulary ribo- + Latin flavus yellow — more at blue


First Known Use: 1935


RIBOFLAVIN Defined for English Language Learners

riboflavin

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

Definition of riboflavin for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

riboflavin

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

Medical Definition of riboflavin

  1. :  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

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riboflavine

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