phylloporphyrin

noun phyl·lo·porphyrin \ ¦filō+ \

Definition of phylloporphyrin

:a dark red crystalline porphyrin C20H6N4(CH3)5(C2H5)2CH2CH2COOH with a violet luster obtained by degradation of chlorophyll or pheophytin

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Origin and Etymology of phylloporphyrin

International Scientific Vocabulary phyll- + porphyrin; probably originally formed in German


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