noun. an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice.
- animal pigment
Sentences with bilirubin
1. Noun, singular or mass
Jaundice is a term used to describe an increase in the amount of bilirubin in the body, which results in the whites of the eye, skin and body fluids all turning yellow.
2. Noun, plural
Chemicals typically measured include bilirubin and enzymes designated by the abbreviations AST, ALT, ALP and GGT 2.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The liver gathers bilirubin and releases it through the bile into the small intestine.
4. Verb, base form
According Medline Plus website, bilirubin tends to accumulate more easily in the first days of a newborn's life, before babies are able to produce proper stools or bowel movements.
It can also be excess bilirubin — a product of hemoglobin breakdown — getting into the urine.