[ hee-min ]
/ ˈhi mɪn /
the typical, microscopic reddish-brown crystals, C34H32N4O4FeCl, resulting when a sodium chloride crystal, a drop of glacial acetic acid, and some blood are heated on a slide: used to indicate the presence of blood.
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Also called Teichmann's crystals.
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When cool, replace the acid with water, and examine for hemin crystals with two-thirds and one-sixth objectives.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Medical definitions for hemin
[ hē′mĭn ]
The reddish-brown crystalline chloride of heme produced when hemoglobin reacts with certain reagents in a test for the presence of blood.hematin chloride
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Idioms and Phrases with hemin
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