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

Word History


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

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“Phylloporphyrin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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