protoporphyrin


pro·to·por·phy·rin

noun \ˌprō-tō-ˈpr-f(ə-)rən\

Definition of PROTOPORPHYRIN

:  a purple porphyrin acid C34H34N4O4 obtained from hemin or heme by removal of bound iron

Origin of PROTOPORPHYRIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1925

pro·to·por·phy·rin

noun \ˌprōt-ō-ˈpr-f(ə-)rən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROTOPORPHYRIN

: a purple porphyrin acid C34H34N4O4 obtained from hemin or heme by removal of bound iron

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