Pronunciation: (hē'min), [key]
n. Biochem.
the typical, microscopic reddish-brown crystals, C34H32N4O4FeCl, resulting when a sodium chloride crystal, a drop of glacial acetic acid, and some blood are heated on a slide: used to indicate the presence of blood. Also called Teichmann's crystals.

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