Term originally used for combinations of ferro- or ferriporphyrins with 2 mol of a nitrogenous base or protein, e.g., pyridine ferroporphyrin. SYN: hemochrome. [hemo- + G. chroma, color, + -gen, producing]

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he·mo·chro·mo·gen or chiefly Brit hae·mo·chro·mo·gen .hē-mō-'krō-mə-.jen, -jən n a colored compound formed from or related to hemoglobin esp a bright red combination of a nitrogen base (as globin or pyridine) with heme compare HEMOPROTEIN

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he·mo·chro·mo·gen (he″mo-kroґmo-jən) hemochrome.

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