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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Origin and Etymology of pheoporphyrin

pheophorbide + porphyrin


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