hematoporphyrin

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noun he·ma·to·por·phy·rin \hi-ˌma-tə-ˈpȯr-fə-rən, ˌhē-mə-tō-\

Definition of hematoporphyrin

  1. :  any of several isomeric porphyrins C34H38O6N4 that are hydrated derivatives of protoporphyrins; especially :  the deep red crystalline pigment obtained by treating hematin or heme with acid

Origin and Etymology of hematoporphyrin

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First Known Use: 1885


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hematoporphyrin

noun he·ma·to·por·phy·rin
variants: or chiefly British

haematoporphyrin

\ˌhē-mət-ə-ˈpȯr-fə-rən also ˌhem-ət-\play play

Medical Definition of hematoporphyrin

  1. :  any of several isomeric porphyrins C34H38O6N4 that are hydrated derivatives of protoporphyrins; especially :  the deep red crystalline pigment obtained by treating hematin or heme with acid


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