porphobilin

[ pôr′fō-bīlĭn ]

n.

An intermediate in the synthesis of porphyrins and heme.

Nearby words

  1. porosity,
  2. porotomy,
  3. porous,
  4. porously,
  5. porphin,
  6. porphobilinogen,
  7. porphyrean,
  8. porphyria,
  9. porphyria cutanea tarda,
  10. porphyrin


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