hemosiderin: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hē"mō-sid'ur-in, hem"ō-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a yellowish-brown protein containing iron, derived chiefly from hemoglobin and found in body tissue and phagocytes, esp. as the result of disorders in iron metabolism and the breakdown of red blood cells.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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