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bilirubin

noun bil·i·ru·bin \ˌbi-li-ˈrü-bən, ˈbi-li-ˌ\

Definition of BILIRUBIN

:  a reddish-yellow water insoluble pigment occurring especially in bile and blood and causing jaundice if accumulated in excess

Origin of BILIRUBIN

Latin bilis + ruber red — more at red
First Known Use: 1871

bilirubin

noun bil·i·ru·bin \ˌbil-i-ˈrü-bən, ˈbil-i-ˌ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BILIRUBIN

:  a reddish yellow pigment C33H36N4O6 that occurs especially in bile and blood and causes jaundice if accumulated in excess

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