hematoporphyrin definition by Webster's New World
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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
hematoporphyrin - Medical Definition
A porphyrin that does not contain iron and is formed when heme or hemoglobin is decomposed by an acid. Also called hemoporphyrin.