pheoporphyrin

noun
pheo·​porphyrin
variants: or phaeoporphyrin \ ¦fēō+ \

Definition of pheoporphyrin

: a crystalline isomer of pheophorbide that is obtained from pheophorbide by treatment with hydriodic acid and that is not of typical porphyrin structure but is a substituted dehydro-phorbin

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History and Etymology for pheoporphyrin

pheophorbide + porphyrin

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“Pheoporphyrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pheoporphyrin. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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