riboflavin

noun
ri·​bo·​fla·​vin | \ ˌrī-bə-ˈflā-vən How to pronounce riboflavin (audio) , ˈrī-bə-ˌflā-\

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 (such as FMN) which are essential to normal metabolism

called also vitamin B2

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In general, though, much of the grain’s fiber and key vitamins and minerals, like iron and the B vitamins niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin, per the FDA, and sometimes some protein, are removed during processing. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Exactly Are Refined Carbs?," 18 May 2019 Manufacturers may also add vitamin B12, calcium, and riboflavin to oat milks to provide some nutrients found naturally in cow’s milk. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Is Oat Milk Healthy? Here's What You Need to Know, According to a Nutritionist," 11 Apr. 2019 Doctors aren’t 100 percent sure why riboflavin (which is an essential dietary nutrient) may help, but mitochondrial dysfunction may have something to do with it. Korin Miller, SELF, "Neurologists Share Exactly How They Deal With Their Migraines," 1 Aug. 2018 Maple’s advocates also tout it as a source of minerals such as manganese and riboflavin. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018 Maple’s advocates also tout it as a source of minerals such as manganese and riboflavin. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018 Maple’s advocates also tout it as a source of minerals such as manganese and riboflavin. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018 Maple’s advocates also tout it as a source of minerals such as manganese and riboflavin. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018 Maple’s advocates also tout it as a source of minerals such as manganese and riboflavin. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of riboflavin

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for riboflavin

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

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riboflavin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of riboflavin

technical : 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

riboflavin

noun
ri·​bo·​fla·​vin | \ ˌrī-bə-ˈflā-vən, ˈrī-bə-ˌ How to pronounce riboflavin (audio) \
variants: also riboflavine \ -​ˌvēn How to pronounce riboflavine (audio) \

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

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