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phylloerythrin

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noun phyl·lo·er·y·thrin \ˌfil-ō-ˈer-ə-thrən, -i-ˈrith-rən\

Medical Definition of phylloerythrin

  1. :  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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