helicorubin

noun hel·i·co·ru·bin \ˌheləkōˈrübə̇n\

Definition of helicorubin

plural

-s

  1. :  a hemoprotein occurring in the intestine and hepatopancreas of pulmonate gastropods and in the hepatopancreas of the crayfish

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Origin and Etymology of helicorubin

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


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