follow Dictionary.com

Write a Super Short Story to win an iPod!

hemin

[hee-min] /ˈhi mɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
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.
Also called Teichmann's crystals.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; hem- + -in2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hemin

haemin

/ˈhiːmɪn/
noun
1.
(biochem) haematin chloride; insoluble reddish-brown crystals formed by the action of hydrochloric acid on haematin in a test for the presence of blood
Word Origin
C20: from haemo- + -in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
hemin in Medicine

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for hemin

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends