tetrapyrrole


tet·ra·pyr·role

noun \ˌte-trə-ˈpir-ˌōl\

Definition of TETRAPYRROLE

:  a chemical group consisting of four pyrrole rings joined either in a straight chain or in a ring (as in chlorophyll)

First Known Use of TETRAPYRROLE

circa 1928

tet·ra·pyr·role

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TETRAPYRROLE

: a chemical group consisting of four pyrrole rings joined either in a straight chain (as in phycobilins) or in a ring (as in chlorophyll)

Variants of TETRAPYRROLE

tet·ra·pyr·role also tet·ra·pyr·rol \ˌte-trə-ˈpi(ə)r-ˌōl\

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