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Biliverdin is a green bile pigment formed as a partial metabolite in macrophages during the breakdown of heme. Its reduction produces the bile pigment bilirubin, which has a yellow color. Under physiological conditions, human bile contains only a small amount of biliverdin.

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ŠVÍGLEROVÁ, Jitka. Biliverdin [online]. The last revision 2009-02-18, [cit. 2010-11-12]. <>.