Definition of porphobilin in English:

porphobilin

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of red-brown pigments derived from porphobilinogen.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Porphobilin from Porph- (in Porphyrie) + -o- + classical Latin bīlis + German -in.

Pronunciation

porphobilin

/ˌpɔːfəʊˈbʌɪlɪn/