[ hee-muh-tin-ik, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈtɪn ɪk, ˌhɛm ə- /


a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood.


of or obtained from hematin.

Origin of hematinic

First recorded in 1850–55; hematin + -ic
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[ hē′mə-tĭnĭk ]


Acting to improve the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration or stimulating red blood cell formation.
Of or relating to hematin.


A drug that improves the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration.hematic
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