helicorubin

noun

hel·​i·​co·​ru·​bin
ˌheləkōˈrübə̇n
plural -s
: a hemoprotein occurring in the intestine and hepatopancreas of pulmonate gastropods and in the hepatopancreas of the crayfish

Word History

Etymology

helico- (from New Latin Helic-, Helix, genus name of Helix pomatia) + Latin rub er red + English -in

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“Helicorubin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helicorubin. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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