- a dark-green bile pigment, C33H34O6N4, formed as a breakdown product of hemoglobin and converted in humans to bilirubin.
Origin of biliverdin
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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.
- a dark green pigment in the bile formed by the oxidation of bilirubin. Formula: C 33 H 34 O 6 N 4
C19: coined in Swedish, from Latin bīlis bile + Old French verd green + -in
- A green pigment occurring in bile.