biliverdin

[bil-uh-vur-din]
noun Biochemistry.
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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biliverdin (ˌbɪlɪˈvɜːdɪn)
 
n
a dark green pigment in the bile formed by the oxidation of bilirubin. Formula: C33H34O6N4
 
[C19: coined in Swedish, from Latin bīlis bile + Old French verd green + -in]

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

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In addition, biliverdin is subsequently metabolized to bilirubin by the enzyme biliverdin reductase.
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