urochrome [yoo r-uh-krohm] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.
- a yellow-colored pigment that gives the color to urine.
Origin of urochrome First recorded in 1860–65;+ British Dictionary definitions for urochrome urochrome noun
- the yellowish pigment that colours urine
Word Origin for urochrome C19: from uro- 1 + -chrome urochrome in Medicine urochrome [yur′ə-krōm′] n.
- A compound of urobilin and a peptide that is the principal pigment of urine.