bisporphyrin etymology

English word bisporphyrin comes from English bis-, English porphyrin

Detailed word origin of bisporphyrin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bis- English (eng) (chemistry, obsolete) A variant of tri- used to indicate that the component that does not take the prefix occurs twice in the compound: a bisoxide is of the form B2O. (mathematics, chemistry) A variant of di-, used for substitutions of two complex rather than simple units.. An occasional variant of bi- prefixed to roots beginning with a vowel, as in bisalternate.
porphyrin English (eng) (organic compound) Any of a class of heterocyclic compounds containing four pyrrole rings arranged in a square; they are important in biochemistry in a form with a metal atom in the central cavity (hemoglobin with iron, chlorophyll with magnesium, etc.).
bisporphyrin English (eng) (organic compound) Any compound containing two porphyrin linked by zinc or some other metal.

Words with the same origin as bisporphyrin

Descendants of bis-
bisacridine bisacrylamide bisadduct bisallene bisallylic bisammonium bisanthrapyrazole bisarylated bisazene bisdigitoxoside biselectrophilic bisenolate bishydroxamic bisintercalating bisintercalator bisligand bismetallated bisoxazoline bisphenol bisphosphate bisphosphine bisthiourea bisurea cyclobisintercalator
Descendants of porphyrin
porphyric texaphyrin