pyrrolic /pi rol"ik, -roh"lik/, adj.
/pi rohl", pir"ohl/, n. Chem.
a colorless, toxic, liquid, five-membered ring compound, C4H5N, that is a component of chlorophyll, hemin, and many other important naturally occurring substances.
[1825-35; irreg. < Gk pyrr(hós) red + -OLE]

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      any of a class of organic compounds of the heterocyclic series characterized by a ring structure composed of four carbon atoms and one nitrogen atom. The simplest member of the pyrrole family is pyrrole itself, a compound with molecular formula C4H5N. The pyrrole ring system is present in the amino acids proline and hydroxyproline; and in coloured natural products, such as chlorophyll, heme (a part of hemoglobin), and the bile pigments. Pyrrole compounds also are found among the alkaloids, a large class of alkaline organic nitrogen compounds produced by plants.

      In heme and chlorophyll, four pyrrole rings are joined in a larger ring system known as porphyrin. The bile pigments are formed by decomposition of the porphyrin ring and contain a chain of four pyrrole rings.

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