haematoin

Haematoin

H[ae]*mat"o*in\, n. [H[ae]mato- + -in.] (Physiol. Chem.) A substance formed from the hematin of blood, by removal of the iron through the action of concentrated sulphuric acid. Two like bodies, called respectively h[ae]matoporphyrin and h[ae]matolin, are formed in a similar manner.
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