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fla·vin(flā′vĭn) also fla·vine (-vēn′)
Any of various molecules, including riboflavin, found in plant and animal tissue as coenzymes of flavoproteins. They are variously yellow, red, blue, or colorless depending on the oxidation state.
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1. (Elements & Compounds) a heterocyclic ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments, such as riboflavin. Formula: C10H6N4O2. See flavoprotein
2. (Dyeing) any yellow pigment based on flavin
3. (Elements & Compounds) another name for quercetin
[C19: from Latin flāvus yellow]
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any of a group of yellow nitrogen-containing pigments, as riboflavin, that function as coenzymes.
[< German Flavine (1933) < Latin flāv(us) yellow + German -ine -in1]
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|Noun||1.||flavin - a ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments like riboflavin|
ketone - any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals
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flavin[ˈfleɪvɪn] N → flavina f
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