protoporphyrin

noun

pro·​to·​por·​phy·​rin ˌprō-tō-ˈpȯr-f(ə-)rən How to pronounce protoporphyrin (audio)
: a purple porphyrin acid C34H34N4O4 obtained from hemin or heme by removal of bound iron

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First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of protoporphyrin was in 1925

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“Protoporphyrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protoporphyrin. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

protoporphyrin

noun
pro·​to·​por·​phy·​rin ˌprōt-ō-ˈpȯr-f(ə-)rən How to pronounce protoporphyrin (audio)
: a purple porphyrin acid C34H34N4O4 obtained from hemin or heme by removal of bound iron
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