[fley-vin] /ˈfleɪ vɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
a complex heterocyclic ketone that is common to the nonprotein part of several important yellow enzymes, the flavoproteins.
a combining form occurring in compound words which denote natural derivatives of flavin:
a heterocyclic ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments, such as riboflavin. Formula: C10H6N4O2 See flavoprotein
any yellow pigment based on flavin
another name for quercetin

flavin fla·vin (flā’vĭn) or fla·vine (-vēn’)


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