hemin

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noun he·min \ˈhē-mən\

Definition of hemin

  1. :  a red-brown to blue-black crystalline salt C34H32N4O4FeCl derived from oxidized heme but usually obtained in a characteristic crystalline form from hemoglobin

Origin and Etymology of hemin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1857


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hemin

noun he·min

Medical Definition of hemin

  1. :  a red-brown to blue-black crystalline salt C34H32N4O4FeCl that inhibits the biosynthesis of porphyrin and is used to ameliorate the symptoms of some forms of porphyria—called also protohemin

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