- Any of the coloring materials in the bile derived from porphyrins, such as bilirubin.
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Examples from the Web for bile pigment
The presence of bile-pigment does not account for the symptoms of jaundice.
There is the characteristic reaction and play of color on testing for bile-pigment.
But a small amount of bile-pigment in the blood suffices to tint the whole surface of the body.
Both the bile-pigment and bile acids exert an injurious action on the kidneys.
Probably it depends chiefly on a modification of the bile-pigment, with some admixture of altered blood.