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Haematin chloride

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Haematin chloride --> hemin

(Science: physiology) a substance, in the form of reddish brown, microscopic, prismatic crystals, formed from dried blood by the action of strong acetic acid and common salt; called also Teichmann's crystals. Chemically, it is a hydrochloride of haematin.

The obtaining of these small crystals, from old blood clots or suspected blood stains, constitutes one of the best evidences of the presence of blood.

Origin: gr. Blood.