hematoporphyrin(redirected from Haematoporphyrin)
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a hematogenous pigment that is an iron-free derivative of heme, a product of the decomposition of hemoglobin.
A dark red, almost purple, porphyrin resulting from the decomposition of hemoglobin; chemical composition is that of heme with the iron removed and the two vinyl (-CH=CH2) groups hydrated to hydroxyethyl (-CH(OH)-CH3).