urobilin

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urobilin

(ˌjʊərəʊˈbaɪlɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a brownish pigment found in faeces and sometimes in urine. It is formed by oxidation of urobilinogen, a colourless substance produced by bacterial degradation of the bile pigment bilirubin in the intestine
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Noun1.urobilin - brown bile pigment formed from urobilinogens and found in feces and in small amounts in urine
animal pigment - pigment occurring in animals
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