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Pronunciation: hem'in


  1. Chloride of heme in which Fe2+ has become Fe3+. Hemin crystals are called Teichmann crystals, under crystal.
  2. Any coordination complex of chloro(porphyrinato)iron(III).

Synonym(s): chlorohemin, factor X for Haemophilus, ferriheme chloride, ferriporphyrin chloride, ferriprotoporphyrin, hematin chloride

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