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1: an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice [syn: bilirubin, hematoidin, haematoidin]
noun Etymology: Latin bilis + ruber red — more at red Date: 1871 a reddish-yellow water insoluble pigment occurring especially in bile and blood and causing jaundice if accumulated in excess n. the orange-yellow pigment occurring in bile.
Etymology: G f. L bilis BILE + ruber red Bilirubin Bil`i*ru"bin, n. [L. bilis biel + ruber red.] (Physiol.) A reddish yellow pigment present in human bile, and in that from carnivorous and herbivorous animals; the normal biliary pigment.
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