from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A green pigment, C33H34N4O6, occurring in bile and sometimes formed by oxidation of bilirubin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A green tetrapyrrolic bile pigment, a product of heme catabolism, responsible for the yellowish colour in bruises.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A green pigment present in the bile, formed from bilirubin by oxidation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The green pigment found in the bile of herbivorous animals, to which the formula C16H20N2O5 has been given. It is produced artificially by the oxidation of bilirubin. See biliprasin.
German : Latin bīlis, bile + French verdir, to make green; see verdant.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)