noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A bluish-black compound derived from haemoglobin by removal of the protein part and oxidation of the iron atom.
More example sentences
- She received infusions of glucose and hematin, which gave her symptomatic relief.
- These tests detect haematin from partially digested blood in the stool.
- Our current impression is that haematin does curtail the clinical attack, and we frequently employ it.
mid 19th century: from Greek haima, haimat- 'blood' + -in1.
Definition of haematin in:
- The US English dictionary