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A pigmented compound of globin and iron porphyrin (with an open ring due to cleavage of the α-methene bridge by α-methyl oxygenase); the first intermediate in the degradation of hemoglobin, further degraded successively to verdohemochrome, biliverdin, and bilirubin.
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choleglobinA primitive term for a complex of biliverdin with globular proteins, formerly thought to represent a step in haemoglobin catabolism; it is no longer used in the working medical parlance.
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