bilirubin is soluble in alkalies, and is precipitated from its solution by acids.
The modern view of hmatogenous jaundice had its origin in the supposed discovery of the identity of hmatoidin with bilirubin.
It may assume a greenish hue after standing, owing to oxidation of bilirubin into biliverdin.
The union of bilirubin and lime salts illustrates the same principle.
bilirubin bil·i·ru·bin (bĭl'ĭ-rōō'bĭn, bĭl'ĭ-rōō'-)
A red bile pigment derived from the degradation of hemoglobin during the normal and abnormal destruction of red blood cells.