flavin

[fley-vin]
noun Biochemistry.
1.
a complex heterocyclic ketone that is common to the nonprotein part of several important yellow enzymes, the flavoproteins.
Also, flavine.


Origin:
1850–55; flav- + -in2

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-flavin

a combining form occurring in compound words which denote natural derivatives of flavin: riboflavin.
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flavin or flavine (ˈfleɪvɪn)
 
n
1.  See flavoprotein a heterocyclic ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments, such as riboflavin. Formula: C10H6N4O2
2.  any yellow pigment based on flavin
3.  another name for quercetin
 
[C19: from Latin flāvus yellow]
 
flavine or flavine
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin flāvus yellow]

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flavin fla·vin (flā'vĭn) or fla·vine (-vēn')
n.

  1. Any of various water-soluble yellow pigments, including riboflavin, found in plant and animal tissue as coenzymes of flavoproteins.

  2. A ketone that gives color to various natural yellow pigments.

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For example, red cabbages contain an indicator pigment molecule called flavin, which is a type of molecule called an anthocyanin.
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