phylloerythrin

noun
phyl·​lo·​er·​y·​thrin | \ ˌfil-ō-ˈer-ə-thrən, -i-ˈrith-rən How to pronounce phylloerythrin (audio) \

Medical Definition of phylloerythrin

: a rose-red photosensitizing porphyrin pigment formed as a degradation product of chlorophyll in the digestive tract of herbivorous animals and normally excreted especially in the bile but absorbed by the blood in pathological conditions (as geeldikkop)

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“Phylloerythrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phylloerythrin. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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