from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An orange-yellow crystalline compound, C17H20N4O6, the principal growth-promoting factor in the vitamin B complex, naturally occurring in milk, leafy vegetables, fresh meat, and egg yolks. Also called lactoflavin, vitamin B2.
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- n. Yellow or orange-yellow water-soluble compound, a member of the vitamin B complex, that acts as a growth-promoting factor in humans and other animals.
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- n. a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
ribo(se) + flavin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)