Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a type of porphyrin, CHON, obtained by treating hemoglobin with a strong acid: it is used in cancer research because it fluoresces under ultraviolet light and is readily absorbed by cancerous tissue
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hematoporphyrin - Medical Definition
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A porphyrin that does not contain iron and is formed when heme or hemoglobin is decomposed by an acid. Also called hemoporphyrin.