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bilirubin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bilirubin 
  n  :  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 




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