hematoporphyrin

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hematoporphyrin

[¦he·məd·ō¦pȯr·fə·rən]
(biochemistry)
C34H38O6N Iron-free heme, a porphyrin obtained by treating hemoglobin with sulfuric acid in vitro. Also known as hemoporphyrin.
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