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- n. A red pigment (chromophore) associated with the brickdust deposit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A reddish urinary pigment, considered as the substance which gives to the urine of rheumatism its characteristic color. It also causes the red color often seen in deposits of urates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A red coloring matter, seldom if ever found in normal urine, but present in this fluid in fevers, especially rheumatic fever.
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If an abundant amorphous deposit of a fawn or pink -- from _uroerythrin_ -- color slowly settles and is readily diffused, _urates_ in excess can be anticipated.