hematinic

hematinic

[hee-muh-tin-ik, hem-uh-]
noun
1.
a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood.
adjective
2.
of or obtained from hematin.

Origin:
1850–55; hematin + -ic

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haematinic or (US) hematinic (ˌhɛməˈtɪnɪk, ˌhiː-, ˌhɛməˈtɪnɪk, ˌhiː-)
 
n
1.  Also called: haematic an agent that stimulates the production of red blood cells or increases the amount of haemoglobin in the blood
 
adj
2.  having the effect of enriching the blood
 
hematinic or (US) hematinic
 
n
 
adj

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hematinic he·ma·tin·ic (hē'mə-tĭn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Acting to improve the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration or stimulating red blood cell formation.

  2. Of or relating to hematin.

n.
A drug that improves the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration. Also called hematic.
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