hemin

hemin

[hee-min]
noun Biochemistry.
the typical, microscopic reddish-brown crystals, C 34 H 32 N 4 O 4 FeCl, resulting when a sodium chloride crystal, a drop of glacial acetic acid, and some blood are heated on a slide: used to indicate the presence of blood.


Origin:
1950–55; hem- + -in2

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haemin or (US) hemin (ˈhiːmɪn)
 
n
biochem haematin chloride; insoluble reddish-brown crystals formed by the action of hydrochloric acid on haematin in a test for the presence of blood
 
[C20: from haemo- + -in]
 
hemin or (US) hemin
 
n
 
[C20: from haemo- + -in]

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hemin he·min (hē'mĭn)
n.
The reddish-brown crystalline chloride of heme produced when hemoglobin reacts with certain reagents in a test for the presence of blood. Also called hematin chloride.

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