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bil·i·ru·bin

 (bĭl′ĭ-ro͞o′bĭn, bĭl′ĭ-ro͞o′-)
n.
A reddish-yellow bile pigment, C33H36N4O6, derived from the degradation of heme.

[Latin bīlis, bile + ruber, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots + -in.]
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bilirubin

(ˌbɪlɪˈruːbɪn; ˌbaɪ-)
n
(Physiology) an orange-yellow pigment in the bile formed as a breakdown product of haemoglobin. Excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance associated with jaundice. Formula: C32H36O6N4
[C19: from bile1 + Latin ruber red + -in]
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bil•i•ru•bin

(ˈbɪl əˌru bɪn, ˌbɪl əˈru bɪn)

n.
a reddish bile pigment, C33H36O6N4, resulting from the degradation of heme by reticuloendothelial cells in the liver and at a high level in the blood producing the yellow skin symptomatic of jaundice.
[< German Bilirubin (1864)]
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Noun1.bilirubin - 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
animal pigment - pigment occurring in animals
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Translations
bilirubiini

bil·i·ru·bin

n. bilirrubina, pigmento rojo de la bilis.
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bilirubin

n bilirrubina
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References in periodicals archive ?
"Direct" bilirubin assays measure all conjugated bilirubin (bilirubin monoglucuronide, bilirubin diglucuronide, and delta bilirubin) as well as some unconjugated bilirubin.
In liver, Glucuronyl transferase conjugates bilirubin with two molecules of glucuronic acid, forming bilirubin diglucuronide. This form of bilirubin is highly soluble in serum and is known as direct or hepatic bilirubin [44].
The composition of bilirubin fractions as determined by HPLC was [delta]-bilirubin, 6%; bilirubin monoglucuronide, 34%; bilirubin diglucuronide, 57%; and Bu, 3%.