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Pronunciation: fer'o-ke'la-tas

Definition: A lyase that catalyzes the reversible acid hydrolysis of heme, forming protoporphyrin IX and free ferrous iron; inhibited by lead; a deficiency of ferrochelatase results in erythropoietic protoporphyria.

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