Meaning of 卟

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English Definition: see 卟啉 , porphyrin; see 卟吩 , porphin
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: To speak of the future ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ bo ] divination, fortune-telling; prophecy
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Example Words:
卟吩 [ fēn ]: porphin C20H14N4 (loanword)
卟啉 [ lín ]: porphyrin (organic chemical essential to hemoglobin and chlorophyll) (loanword)
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