Definition of

Riboflavin

  1. (noun, substance) a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss

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Alternate forms of Riboflavin

Hypernyms: b, b complex, b vitamin, b-complex vitamin, vitamin b, vitamin b complex

Origin of the word Riboflavin

  1. 1935, from Ger. Riboflavin (1935), from ribose (q.v.) + flavin, from L. flavus "yellow" (see blue), so called from its color. more

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