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Noun: hematin  hee-mu-tin or he-mu-tin
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: haematin)
  1. A complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
    - heme [N. Amer], haem [Brit, Cdn], haemitin [Brit, Cdn], protoheme, haematin [Brit, Cdn], hemitin [N. Amer]

Derived forms: hematins

Type of: pigment

Part of: cytochrome, haemoglobin [Brit, Cdn], Hb, hemoglobin [N. Amer], myoglobin

Encyclopedia: Hematin