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Medical Term:

coproporphyrin

Pronunciation: kop'ro-por'fi-rin

Definition: One of two porphyrin compounds found normally in feces as a decomposition product of bilirubin (hence, from hemoglobin); certain corproporphyrins are elevated in certain porphyrias.

See Also: porphyrinogens

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