hematin

noun

he·​ma·​tin ˈhē-mə-tən How to pronounce hematin (audio)
: a brownish-black or bluish-black derivative C34H33N4O5Fe of oxidized heme
also : any of several similar compounds

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hematin was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Hematin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematin. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hematin

noun
he·​ma·​tin
variants or chiefly British haematin
1
: a brownish black or bluish black derivative C34H33N4O5Fe of oxidized heme containing iron with a valence of three
also : any of several similar compounds
2
: heme
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