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hematinic

[hee-muh-tin-ik, hem-uh-]
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noun
  1. a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood.
adjective
  1. of or obtained from hematin.

Origin of hematinic

First recorded in 1850–55; hematin + -ic
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  • As a hematinic, the protochloride of iron justifies the confidence of the medical profession.

    The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2

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hematinic in Medicine

hematinic

(hē′mə-tĭnĭk)
adj.
  1. Acting to improve the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration or stimulating red blood cell formation.
  2. Of or relating to hematin.
n.
  1. A drug that improves the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration.hematic
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