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phytoporphyrin

Pronunciation: fi'to-por'fi-rin

Definition:

  1. A porphyrin similar to the pheophorbide of the chlorophylls but with the vinyl group replaced by an ethyl group, with no methoxycarbonyl group, and minus two hydrogen atoms, producing one more double bond in ring D.
  2. Any plant porphyrin.
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