biliverdin


bil·i·ver·din

noun \-ˈvər-dən, -ˌvər-\

Definition of BILIVERDIN

:  a green pigment that occurs in bile and is an intermediate in the degradation of hemoglobin heme groups to bilirubin

Origin of BILIVERDIN

Swedish, from Latin bilis + obsolete French verd green
First Known Use: 1845

bil·i·ver·din

noun \ˌbil-i-ˈvərd-ən, ˈbil-i-ˌ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BILIVERDIN

: a green pigment C33H34N4O6 that occurs in bile and is an intermediate in the degradation of hemoglobin heme groups to bilirubin

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bilk (verb)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: bilith
All Words Near: biliverdin

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up biliverdin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).