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An orange-yellow crystalline compound, C17H20N4O6, that is part of the vitamin B complex and is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, occurring naturally in milk, meat, egg yolks, and leafy green vegetables. Also called lactoflavin, vitamin B2.
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow water-soluble vitamin of the B complex that occurs in green vegetables, germinating seeds, and in milk, fish, egg yolk, liver, and kidney. It is essential for the carbohydrate metabolism of cells. It is used as a permitted food colour, yellow or orange-yellow (E101). Formula: C17H20N4O6. Also: vitamin B2 or lactoflavin
[C20: from ribose + flavin]
ri•bo•fla•vin(ˌraɪ boʊˈfleɪ vɪn, ˈraɪ boʊˌfleɪ-, -bə-)
a vitamin B complex factor essential for growth, occurring as a yellow crystalline compound, C17H20N4O6, abundant in milk, meat, eggs, and leafy vegetables and produced synthetically.Also called vitamin B2.
A vitamin belonging to the vitamin B complex (B2) that is important in carbohydrate metabolism and the maintenance of mucous membranes. It is found in milk, leafy vegetables, meat, and egg yolks.
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flavin - a ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments like riboflavin
riboflavin[ˌraɪbəʊˈfleɪvɪn] N → riboflavina f
riboflavin[ˌraɪbəʊˈfleɪvɪn] n → riboflavine frib-tickler [ˈrɪbtɪklər] n → blague f
n → Riboflavin nt
riboflavin[ˌraɪbəʊˈfleɪvɪn] n (Chem) → riboflavina
n. riboflavina, vitamina B2, componente del complejo vitamínico B esencial en la nutrición.