tetrapyrrole

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noun tet·ra·pyr·role \ˌte-trə-ˈpir-ˌōl\

Definition of tetrapyrrole

  1. :  a chemical group consisting of four pyrrole rings joined either in a straight chain or in a ring (as in chlorophyll)

Circa 1928

First Known Use of tetrapyrrole

circa 1928


Medical Dictionary

tetrapyrrole

noun tet·ra·pyr·role
variants: also

tetrapyrrol

\ˌte-trə-ˈpi(ə)r-ˌōl\play

Medical Definition of tetrapyrrole

  1. :  a chemical group consisting of four pyrrole rings joined either in a straight chain (as in phycobilins) or in a ring (as in chlorophyll)


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