hematinic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hematinic a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood; used to treat iron-deficiency anemia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hematinic (Med) Any substance, such as an iron salt or organic compound containing iron, which when ingested tends to increase the hemoglobin contents of the blood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hematinic A medicine, as a preparation of iron, which tends to increase the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
    • hematinic Relating to hematin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Hematin

Usage

In literature:

Hematin crystals, 3/4 oz.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
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