Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance described as existing in very small quantities in gallstones. It is of a dark-green color, insoluble in water, chloroform, and ether, soluble in alcohol and alkalis, and reacts with nitric acid like bilirubin. Its formula is C16H20N2O4.
- n. biochemistry A brownish-green pigment, derived from bilirubin, found in human gallstones and in old bile.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol.) A brownish green pigment found in human gallstones and in old bile. It is a derivative of bilirubin.
- Latin bilis bile + fuscus dark + -in. (Wiktionary)
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