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from The American HeritageĀ® 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss

Etymologies

ribo(se) + flavin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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