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urochrome

[ yoor-uh-krohm ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌkroʊm /
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noun Biochemistry.
a yellow-colored pigment that gives the color to urine.
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Origin of urochrome

First recorded in 1860–65; uro-1 + chrome
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How to use urochrome in a sentence

  • The usual color is yellow or reddish-yellow, due to the presence of several pigments, chiefly urochrome.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd

British Dictionary definitions for urochrome

urochrome
/ (ˈjʊərəʊˌkrəʊm) /

noun
the yellowish pigment that colours urine

Word Origin for urochrome

C19: from uro- 1 + -chrome
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for urochrome

urochrome
[ yurə-krōm′ ]

n.
A compound of urobilin and a peptide that is the principal pigment of urine.
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