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he•mo•glo•bin



Pronunciation: (hē'mu-glō"bin, hem'u-), [key]
n. Biochem.
the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells that gives them their red color and serves to convey oxygen to the tissues: occurs in reduced form (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood and in combination with oxygen (oxyhemoglobin) in arterial blood. Symbol: Hb Cf. heme.

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