bilirubin

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Bilirubin

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɪlɪˈruːbɪn/

Noun[edit]

bilirubin ‎(countable and uncountable, plural bilirubins)

  1. (biochemistry) A bile pigment that is 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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