hemosiderin

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

Definition of hemosiderin 

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

First Known Use of hemosiderin

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemosiderin

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

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hemosiderin

noun
he·mo·sid·er·in
variants: or chiefly British haemosiderin \ˌhē-mō-ˈsid-ə-rən \

Medical Definition of hemosiderin 

: 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

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