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US hemin

/ (ˈhiːmɪn) /


biochem haematin chloride; insoluble reddish-brown crystals formed by the action of hydrochloric acid on haematin in a test for the presence of blood

Nearby words

haematoxylin, haematoxylon, haematozoon, haematuria, haemic, haemin, haemo-, haemochrome, haemocoel, haemocyanin, haemocyte

Word Origin for haemin

C20: from haemo- + -in
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Examples from the Web for haemin

  • If the stains were produced by blood, a microscopic examination of the residue will reveal the presence of haemin crystals.

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