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- noun An uncommon name for
riboflavin, also called vitamin B2.
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- noun a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
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"The beautiful yellow pigments" turned out to be riboflavin, although Kuhn called it both lactoflavin and ovoflavin because they had first abstracted it from milk and egg whites.
The chemical composition of both ovoflavin and lactoflavin proved to be virtually identical.