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Definition of "hematin" []

  • A blue to blackish-brown compound, C34H32N4O4·FeOH, formed in the decomposition of hemoglobin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hematin" in a sentence
  • "I have my pen out, ready to arrange for some further tests and write an order for hematin, to help reduce the demand for heme and thereby lower porphyrin levels."
  • "Menstrual blood loss was measured by alkaline-hematin assay (n = 12, > 80 ml (HMB); n = 17, < 80 ml)."
  • "E. tarda has developed abilities to utilize hemin, hemoglobin and hematin as iron source as well as siderophore-mediated iron uptake mechanism"
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