uroerythrin

uroerythrin
A urinary pigment that gives a pink color to deposits of urates; presumably derived from melanin. SYN: purpurin (1), urerythrin.

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uro·er·y·thrin .yu̇r-ō-'er-ə-thrən n a pink or reddish pigment found in many pathological urines and also frequently in normal urine in very small quantity

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uro·er·y·thrin (u″ro-erґĭ-thrin) [uro- + Gr. erythros red] a dark reddish coloring matter found in the urine, giving it the red color seen in deposits of urates. Called also purpurin.

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