Pronunciation: (flā'vin), [key]
n. Biochem.
1. a complex heterocyclic ketone that is common to the nonprotein part of several important yellow enzymes, the flavoproteins.
2. quercetin. Also,flavine.


a combining form occurring in compound words which denote natural derivatives of flavin: riboflavin.

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