from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A yellow linear tetrapyrrole resulting from the breakdown of heme, produced when urobilinogen is oxidized by intestinal bacteria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A yellow pigment identical with hydrobilirubin, abundant in the highly colored urine of fever, and also present in normal urine. See urochrome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coloring matter found usually in small quantities in normal urine, but often present in large amount in this fluid in cases of fever. It is derived from the bile-pigments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. brown bile pigment formed from urobilinogens and found in feces and in small amounts in urine
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.