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hematin

[hee-muh-tin, hem-uh-] /ˈhi mə tɪn, ˈhɛm ə-/
noun
1.
Biochemistry, heme.
2.
(loosely) hematein.
Also, hematine
[hee-muh-teen, -tin, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌtin, -tɪn, ˈhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; hemat- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for hematin

haematin

/ˈhɛmətɪn; ˈhiː-/
noun
1.
(biochem) a dark bluish or brownish pigment containing iron in the ferric state, obtained by the oxidation of haem
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hematin in Medicine

hematin he·ma·tin (hē'mə-tĭn)
n.
A blue to blackish-brown compound formed in the oxidation of hemoglobin and containing ferric iron. Also called ferriheme, oxyheme, oxyhemochromogen.

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