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Noun: hematoidin
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: haematoidin)
  1. An orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
    - bilirubin, haematoidin [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: hematoidins

Type of: animal pigment

Encyclopedia: Hematoidin