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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-.
Origin of flavo-
< Latin flāv(us) yellow, blonde + -o- Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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flavo- in Medicine

flavo- or flav-

  1. Yellow: flavin.

  2. Flavin: flavoprotein.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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