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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun biochemistry 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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  • noun a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ribo(se) + flavin.]

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