Medical Dictionary

hemosiderin


hemosiderin

noun he·mo·sid·er·in

Definition of HEMOSIDERIN

:  a yellowish brown granular pigment formed by breakdown of hemoglobin, found in phagocytes and in tissues especially in disturbances of iron metabolism (as in hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, or some anemias), and composed essentially of colloidal ferric oxide—compare ferritin

Variants of HEMOSIDERIN

he·mo·sid·er·in or chiefly British hae·mo·sid·er·in \ˌhē-mō-ˈsid-ə-rən\
March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
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