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


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.

Nearby words

  1. hematidrosis,
  2. hematin,
  3. hematin chloride,
  4. hematine,
  5. hematinemia,
  6. hematite,
  7. hemato-,
  8. hematoblast,
  9. hematocele,
  10. hematocephaly

Origin of hematinic

First recorded in 1850–55; hematin + -ic

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Medicine definitions for hematinic




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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