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protoporphyrin

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noun pro·to·por·phy·rin \ˌprō-tō-ˈpȯr-f(ə-)rən\

Definition of protoporphyrin

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

protoporphyrin

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noun pro·to·por·phy·rin \ˌprōt-ō-ˈpȯr-f(ə-)rən\

Medical Definition of protoporphyrin

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




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