protoporphyrin

noun
pro·​to·​por·​phy·​rin | \ ˌprō-tō-ˈpȯr-f(ə-)rən How to pronounce protoporphyrin (audio) \

Definition of protoporphyrin

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

First Known Use of protoporphyrin

1925, in the meaning defined above

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protoporphyrin

noun
pro·​to·​por·​phy·​rin | \ ˌprōt-ō-ˈpȯr-f(ə-)rən How to pronounce protoporphyrin (audio) \

Medical Definition of protoporphyrin

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

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