a combining form meaning “yellow,” used in the formation of compound words (flavopurpurin ); in some biochemical terms, specialized in meaning to indicate flavin, (flavoprotein ).
Also, especially before a vowel, flav-.

< Latin flāv(us) yellow, blonde + -o-

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flavo- or flav-

  1. Yellow: flavin.

  2. Flavin: flavoprotein.

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