biliverdin

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noun bil·i·ver·din \-ˈvər-dən, -ˌvər-\

Definition of biliverdin

  1. :  a green pigment that occurs in bile and is an intermediate in the degradation of hemoglobin heme groups to bilirubin

Origin and Etymology of biliverdin

Swedish, from Latin bilis + obsolete French verd green


First Known Use: 1845


Medical Dictionary

biliverdin

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noun bil·i·ver·din \ˌbil-i-ˈvərd-ən, ˈbil-i-ˌ\

Medical Definition of biliverdin

  1. :  a green pigment C33H34N4O6 that occurs in bile and is an intermediate in the degradation of hemoglobin heme groups to bilirubin


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