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flavin

[fley-vin] /ˈfleɪ vɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a complex heterocyclic ketone that is common to the nonprotein part of several important yellow enzymes, the flavoproteins.
2.
Also, flavine.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; flav- + -in2

-flavin

1.
a combining form occurring in compound words which denote natural derivatives of flavin:
riboflavin.
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Examples for flavin
  • For example, red cabbages contain an indicator pigment molecule called flavin, which is a type of molecule called an anthocyanin.
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flavin

/ˈfleɪvɪn/
noun
1.
a heterocyclic ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments, such as riboflavin. Formula: C10H6N4O2 See flavoprotein
2.
any yellow pigment based on flavin
3.
another name for quercetin
Word Origin
C19: from Latin flāvus yellow
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flavin in Medicine

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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