me·so·por·phy·rin .mez-ō-'pȯr-fə-rən, .mēz-, .mēs-, .mes- n any one of the isomeric porphyrins C34H38N4O4 produced from protoporphyrin by reducing the vinyl groups to ethyl groups

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meso·por·phy·rin (mez″o-) (me″zo-porґfĭ-rin) a porphyrin (q.v.) in which two pyrrole rings each have one methyl and one propionate side chain and the other two pyrrole rings each have one methyl and one ethyl side chain.

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