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biliverdin

[bil-uh-vur-din] /ˌbɪl əˈvɜr dɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a dark-green bile pigment, C 33 H 34 O 6 N 4 , formed as a breakdown product of hemoglobin and converted in humans to bilirubin.
Origin
< German Biliverdin (1840) < Latin bīli(s) bile + verd- green (as in French verdir to make green; see verdure) + -in -in2
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  • In addition, biliverdin is subsequently metabolized to bilirubin by the enzyme biliverdin reductase.
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biliverdin

/ˌbɪlɪˈvɜːdɪn/
noun
1.
a dark green pigment in the bile formed by the oxidation of bilirubin. Formula: C33H34O6N4
Word Origin
C19: coined in Swedish, from Latin bīlis bile + Old French verd green + -in
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biliverdin in Medicine

biliverdin bil·i·ver·din (bĭl'ĭ-vûr'dn, bĭl'ĭ-vûr'-)
n.
A green pigment occurring in bile.

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