hematin

[hee-muh-tin, hem-uh-]

noun

Biochemistry. heme.
(loosely) hematein.

Also he·ma·tine [hee-muh-teen, -tin, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌtin, -tɪn, ˈhɛm ə-/.

Origin of hematin

First recorded in 1810–20; hemat- + -in2
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Medicine definitions for hematin

hematin

[hēmə-tĭn]

n.

A blue to blackish-brown compound formed in the oxidation of hemoglobin and containing ferric iron.ferriheme oxyheme oxyhemochromogen
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