hematoporphyrin

noun

he·​ma·​to·​por·​phy·​rin hi-ˌma-tə-ˈpȯr-fə-rən How to pronounce hematoporphyrin (audio)
ˌhē-mə-tō-
: 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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First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hematoporphyrin was in 1885

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“Hematoporphyrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematoporphyrin. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

hematoporphyrin

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