hemin

noun he·min \ ˈhē-mən \

Definition of hemin

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

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hemin

noun he·min
variants: or chiefly British haemin play \ˈhē-mən\

medical Definition of hemin

: 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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