Definition of Biliverdin

1. n. A green pigment present in the bile, formed from bilirubin by oxidation.



Definition of Biliverdin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A green tetrapyrrolic bile pigment, a product of heme catabolism, responsible for the yellowish colour in bruises. ¹

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Definition of Biliverdin

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Medical Definition of Biliverdin

1. A green pigment found in bile which is formed during haem catabolism, mainly the breaking down of old red blood cells, within the liver. It has the chemical formula C33H34N4O6. It transforms into the red-orange bile pigment bilirubin. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biliverdin

bilirubin UDP-glucuronyltransferase
bilirubin encephalopathy
bilirubin glucuronoside glucuronosyltransferase
bilirubin monoglucuronide transglucuronidase
bilirubinaemia
bilirubinemia
bilirubinglobulin
bilirubinoids
bilirubins
bilirubinuria
biliteral
biliteralism
bilitherapy
bilitranslocase
biliuria
biliverdin (current term)
biliverdine
biliverdinglobin
biliverdins
bilk
bilked
bilker
bilkers
bilking
bilks
bill
bill-hook
bill-hooks
bill-me order
bill hook

Literary usage of Biliverdin

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1. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"biliverdin. [BOOK II. The supposition that the coloured bodies obtained under the action of bromine were, like those obtained with a mixture of nitric and ..."

2. Clinical Diagnosis: A Text-book of Clinical Microscopy and Clinical by Charles Phillips Emerson (1908)
"In this it differs from lutein. It is precipitated by BaSO4 and (NH4)2SO4. The alkaline solution exposed to the air turns to the green biliverdin. ..."

3. Mathematical and Physical Papers by George Gabriel Stokes, John William Strutt Rayleigh (1904)
"In solutions of biliverdin these characters are wholly wanting. There is, indeed, a vague minimum of transparency in the red; ..."

4. A Guide to the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Urine: Designed by Carl Neubauer, Julius Vogel, Edward Stickney Wood (1879)
"biliverdin occurs probably in icteric urine, which has become green after ... In alkalies biliverdin dissolves with a green color in contradistinction to ..."

5. Wöhler's Outlines of Organic Chemistry by Friedrich Wöhler, Ira Remsen, Rudolph Fittig (1873)
"It then becomes green, and, on the addition of hydrochloric acid, biliverdin is deposited.—Lively green precipitate; insoluble in water, ether, ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"... coexistence of these two conditions, however much such conditions may favor the precipitation. and biliverdin, in point of oxidation and of hydration. ..."

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