a yellow crystalline B vitamin, CHNO, found in milk, eggs, liver, kidney, fruits, leafy vegetables, yeast, etc.; vitamin B: its deficiency in the diet causes stunted growth, loss of hair, etc.
also sp. ri′bo·fla·vine
Origin of riboflavinribo(se) + flavin
An orange-yellow crystalline compound, C17H20N4O6, that is part of the vitamin B complex and is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, occurring naturally in milk, meat, egg yolks, and leafy green vegetables. Also called lactoflavin . Also called vitamin B2 .
Origin of riboflavinribo(se) flavin