porphyroxine

noun
por·​phy·​rox·​ine | \ ˌpȯr-fə-ˈräk-sən How to pronounce porphyroxine (audio) \

Medical Definition of porphyroxine

: a crystalline opium alkaloid C19H23NO4 whose solution in dilute acid turns red on exposure to air

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“Porphyroxine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/porphyroxine. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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