hemosiderin

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noun he·mo·sid·er·in \ˌhē-mō-ˈsi-də-rən\

Definition of hemosiderin

  1. :  a yellowish-brown granular intracellular pigment that is formed in some phagocytic cells (as macrophages) by the breakdown of hemoglobin and is probably essentially a denatured form of ferritin

Origin and Etymology of hemosiderin

International Scientific Vocabulary hem- + sider- + 1-in


First Known Use: circa 1885


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hemosiderin

noun he·mo·sid·er·in

Medical Definition of hemosiderin

  1. :  a yellowish brown granular pigment formed by breakdown of hemoglobin, found in phagocytes and in tissues especially in disturbances of iron metabolism (as in hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, or some anemias), and composed essentially of colloidal ferric oxide—compare ferritin

Variants of hemosiderin

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haemosiderin

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