pheophytin

noun
pheo·​phy·​tin
variants: or British phaeophytin \ ˌfē-​ə-​ˈfīt-​ᵊn How to pronounce phaeophytin (audio) \

Medical Definition of pheophytin

: a bluish black waxy pigment that can be formed from chlorophyll by replacement of the magnesium with two hydrogen atoms by treatment with a weak acid (as oxalic acid)

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“Pheophytin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pheophytin. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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