from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protein that stores iron in the body, derived chiefly from the hemoglobin released during hemolysis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An abnormal microscopic pigment, formed of granules of a complex of iron hydroxides, protein and polysaccharides, that forms in tissues of patients having an excess of iron
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a granular yellowish-brown substance composed of protein and ferric oxide, resulting from the breakdown of hemoglobin; it has a higher iron content than ferritin, and its presence in body tissues or phagocytes can be a symptom of disturbed iron metabolism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dark pigment containing iron which has been found in extravasated blood and thrombi. It is undoubtedly derived from the blood-pigment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism
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