hematoporphyrin

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

Definition of hematoporphyrin

: 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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hematoporphyrin

noun he·ma·to·por·phy·rin
variants: or chiefly British haematoporphyrin \ˌhē-mət-ə-ˈpȯr-fə-rən also ˌhem-ət-\

medical Definition of hematoporphyrin

: 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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