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bil•i•ru•bin



Pronunciation: (bil'u-rOO"bin, bil"u-rOO'bin), [key]
n. Biochem.
a reddish bile pigment, C33H36O6N4, resulting from the degradation of heme by reticuloendothelial cells in the liver: a high level in the blood produces the yellow skin symptomatic of jaundice.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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