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Noun: hemosiderin  ,hee-mow'si-du-rin
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: haemosiderin)
  1. A granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism
    - haemosiderin [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: hemosiderins

Type of: pigment

Encyclopedia: Hemosiderin