Hemosiderin meaning

hē'mō-sĭd'ər-ĭn
An insoluble protein that contains iron, is produced by phagocytic digestion of hematin that is released during hemolysis of hemoglobin, and is found as granules in most tissues, especially the liver.
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An insoluble protein that contains iron, is produced by phagocytic digestion of hematin that is released during hemolysis of hemoglobin, and is found as granules in most tissues, especially the liver.
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(biochemistry) An abnormal microscopic pigment, formed of granules of a complex of iron hydroxides, protein and polysaccharides, that forms in tissues of patients having an excess of iron.
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