bilirubin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Bilirubin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɪlɪˈɹuːbɪn/

Noun[edit]

bilirubin (countable and uncountable, plural bilirubins)

  1. (biochemistry) A bile pigment that is a product of the breakdown of the heme portion of hemoglobin (which occurs within macrophages as they digest red blood cells), extremely high levels of which cause jaundice.

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