protoporphyrin

noun pro·to·por·phy·rin \ ˌprō-tō-ˈpȯr-f(ə-)rən \

Definition of protoporphyrin

: a purple porphyrin acid C34H34N4O4 obtained from hemin or heme by removal of bound iron

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protoporphyrin

noun pro·to·por·phy·rin \ ˌprōt-ō-ˈpȯr-f(ə-)rən \

medical Definition of protoporphyrin

: a purple porphyrin acid C34H34N4O4 obtained from hemin or heme by removal of bound iron

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