hematin hematin


  • (n) a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds



  1. Vitally important is the synthesizing of hematin, the red iron core which carries oxygen into the blood.
  2. He analyzed chlorophyll, the green coloring matter of all growing plants, and showed that chemically it is closely related to hematin, the coloring matter of blood.
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