Medical Dictionary

etioporphyrin

noun etio·por·phy·rin
variants: or chiefly British

aetioporphyrin

\-ˈpȯr-fə-rən\play

Medical Definition of etioporphyrin

  1. :  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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