Hematoporphyrin meaning

hēmətōpôrfərin, himatəpôrfərin
A type of porphyrin, C34H38O6N4, 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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(biochemistry) The porphyrin portion of heme (minus the iron atom)
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