urochrome

[ yoo r-uh-krohm ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌkroʊm /

noun Biochemistry.

a yellow-colored pigment that gives the color to urine.

Nearby words

  1. urocanic acid,
  2. urocele,
  3. urochesia,
  4. urochord,
  5. urochordate,
  6. urocystitis,
  7. urodele,
  8. urodynamics,
  9. urodynia,
  10. uroedema

Origin of urochrome

First recorded in 1860–65; uro-1 + chrome

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British Dictionary definitions for urochrome

urochrome

/ (ˈjʊərəʊˌkrəʊm) /

noun

the yellowish pigment that colours urine

Word Origin for urochrome

C19: from uro- 1 + -chrome

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Medicine 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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