hemin


he·min

noun \ˈhē-mən\

Definition of HEMIN

:  a red-brown to blue-black crystalline salt C34H32N4O4FeCl derived from oxidized heme but usually obtained in a characteristic crystalline form from hemoglobin

Origin of HEMIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1857

he·min

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMIN

: a red-brown to blue-black crystalline salt C34H32N4O4FeCl that inhibits the biosynthesis of porphyrin and is used to ameliorate the symptoms of some forms of porphyria—called also protohemin

Variants of HEMIN

he·min or chiefly British hae·min \ˈhē-mən\

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