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Noun: bilirubin  ,bi-li'roo-bin
  1. An orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of haemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
    - hematoidin [N. Amer], haematoidin [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: bilirubins

Type of: animal pigment

Encyclopedia: Bilirubin