bilirubin [ bil- uh-roo-bin, bil- uh- roo-bin ] SHOW IPA / ˈbɪl əˌru bɪn, ˌbɪl əˈru bɪn / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Biochemistry. a reddish bile pigment, C 33H 36O 6N 4, resulting from the degradation of heme by reticuloendothelial cells in the liver: a high level in the blood produces the yellow skin symptomatic of jaundice. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
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Origin of bilirubin
(1864), equivalent to Latin
) red + German
-in -in 2 Words nearby bilirubin bilingual
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Example sentences from the Web for bilirubin bilirubin / ( ˌbɪlɪˈruːbɪn, ˌbaɪ-) / noun an orange-yellow pigment in the bile formed as a breakdown product of haemoglobin. Excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance associated with jaundice. Formula: C 32 H 36 O 6 N 4 Word Origin for bilirubin
bile 1 + Latin ruber red + -in
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bilirubin [ bĭl′ĭ-rōō ′bĭn, bĭl ′ĭ-rōō′- ] n. A red bile pigment derived from the degradation of hemoglobin during the normal and abnormal destruction of red blood cells.
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A reddish-yellow pigment that is a constituent of bile and gives it its color. Bilirubin is a porphyrin derived from the degradation of heme. It is often a constituent of gallstones, and also causes the skin discoloration seen in jaundice. Chemical formula: C 33H 36N 4O 6.
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