hematin

noun he·ma·tin \ ˈhē-mə-tən \

Definition of hematin

: a brownish-black or bluish-black derivative C34H33N4O5Fe of oxidized heme; also : any of several similar compounds

First Known Use of hematin

1845


Medical Dictionary

hematin

noun he·ma·tin
variants: or chiefly British haematin play \ˈhē-mət-ən\

medical Definition of hematin

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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