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etioporphyrin

noun etio·por·phy·rin
variants: or chiefly British aetioporphyrin play \-ˈpȯr-fə-rən\

medical Definition of etioporphyrin

:any of four isomeric porphyrins C32H38N4; especially :a violet crystalline pigment occurring in nature (as in petroleum and coal) and formed by degradation of chlorophyll and of heme

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