[fley-vin] /ˈfleɪ vɪn/
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’)
- Flavin-adenine dinucleotide
flavin-adenine dinucleotide or flavine-adenine dinucleotide n. Abbr. FAD A derivative of riboflavin that functions in certain oxidation-reduction reactions in the body as a coenzyme of various flavoproteins.
[fley-vin, -veen] /ˈfleɪ vɪn, -vin/ noun 1. Chemistry. . 2. Biochemistry. . /ˈfleɪvɪn/ noun 1. another name for acriflavine hydrochloride 2. a variant spelling of flavin flavine fla·vine (flā’vēn’) n.
- Flavin mononucleotide
flavin mononucleotide or flavine mononucleotide n. Abbr. FMN A derivative of riboflavin that condenses with adenine nucleotide to form flavin adenine dinucleotide and that acts as a coenzyme of various flavoproteins.
masc. proper name, from Latin Flavius, a Roman gens name, related to flavus “golden-yellow, blond” (see blue), and probably originally meaning “yellow-haired.”