hemofuscin

A brown pigment derived from hemoglobin that occurs in urine occasionally along with hemosiderin, usually indicative of increased red blood cell destruction; occurs also in the liver with hemosiderin in cases of hemochromatosis.

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he·mo·fus·cin or chiefly Brit hae·mo·fus·cin -'fəs-ən n a yellowish brown pigment found in small amounts in some normal tissues and increased amounts in some pathological states (as hemochromatosis)

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he·mo·fus·cin (he″mo-fūsґin) [hemo- + fuscus] a brownish-yellow pigment that results from the decomposition of hemoglobin; it is sometimes seen in the urine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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