Meaning of bilirubin

bil•i•ru•bin

Pronunciation: (bil'u-r"bin, bil"u-r'bin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a reddish bile pigment, CHON, 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.
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