a dark-green bile pigment, C33H34O6N4, formed as a breakdown product of hemoglobin and converted in humans to bilirubin.
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How to use biliverdin in a sentence
It may assume a greenish hue after standing, owing to oxidation of bilirubin into biliverdin.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Haematoporphyrin and biliverdin also occur in the egg-shells of certain birds, but in this case they are derived from haemoglobin.
British Dictionary definitions for biliverdin
a dark green pigment in the bile formed by the oxidation of bilirubin. Formula: C 33 H 34 O 6 N 4
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