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hematoporphyrin

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noun he·ma·to·por·phy·rin \-ˈpȯr-fə-rən\

Definition of hematoporphyrin

  1. :  any of several isomeric porphyrins C34H38O6N4 that are hydrated derivatives of protoporphyrins; especially :  the deep red crystalline pigment obtained by treating hematin or heme with acid



Origin and Etymology of hematoporphyrin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1885


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hematoporphyrin

noun he·ma·to·por·phy·rin

Medical Definition of hematoporphyrin

  1. :  any of several isomeric porphyrins C34H38O6N4 that are hydrated derivatives of protoporphyrins; especially :  the deep red crystalline pigment obtained by treating hematin or heme with acid



Variants of hematoporphyrin

or chiefly British

haematoporphyrin

\ˌhē-mət-ə-ˈpȯr-fə-rən also ˌhem-ət-\play play

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