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Definition of "flavin" [fla•vin]

  • Any of various water-soluble yellow pigments, including riboflavin, found in plant and animal tissue as coenzymes of flavoprotein. (noun)
  • A ketone, C10H6N4O2, that gives color to various natural yellow pigments. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flavin" in a sentence
  • "The chemical reaction discovered by the researchers uses an enzyme called flavin-dependent thymidylate synthase, or FDTS."
  • "Obviously, everyone talks about the whole Prince motif on the cover, with the outfit, and the bike, and the flavin."
  • "György initially asked Kuhn to isolate vitamin B2 from the livers of rats upon which he had been experimenting, but they quickly expanded their efforts, purifying flavin pigments from plants and animal materials."