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he·mo·glo·bin

 (hē′mə-glō′bĭn)
n.
The protein in the red blood cells of vertebrates that carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues and that consists of four polypeptide subunits, each of which is bound to an iron-containing heme molecule.

[Ultimately short for hematinoglobulin : hematin + globulin.]

he•mo•glo•bin

(ˈhi məˌgloʊ bɪn, ˈhɛm ə-)

n.
a conjugated protein in red blood cells, comprising globin and iron-containing heme, that transports oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body.
[1865–70; earlier hematoglobulin. See hemo-, globin]
he`mo•glo′bic, adj.

he·mo·glo·bin

(hē′mə-glō′bĭn)
An iron-containing protein in the blood of many animals that, in vertebrates, carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body and carries carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs. Hemoglobin is contained in the red blood cells of vertebrates and gives these cells their characteristic color. Hemoglobin is also found in many invertebrates, where it circulates freely in the blood. See Note at red blood cell.

hemoglobin

1. An oxygen-carrying pigment found in the red blood cells of vertebrate animals.
2. The iron-rich, oxygen-transporting pigment in red blood cells which gives them their color.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemoglobin - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues; "fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals"
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
haemoprotein, hemoprotein - a conjugated protein linked to a compound of iron and porphyrin
oxyhaemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin - the bright red hemoglobin that is a combination of hemoglobin and oxygen from the lungs; "oxyhemoglobin transports oxygen to the cells of the body"
haem, haemitin, hematin, heme, protoheme - a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
globin, haematohiston, hematohiston - a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells
Translations
hemoglobiiniverenpuna
ヘモグロビン血液色素血色素
hemoglobina

haemoglobin

(American) hemoglobin (hiːməˈgloubin) noun
the oxygen-carrying substance in red blood cells.

he·mo·glo·bin

[MIM*141800142310, MIM*141800]
n. hemoglobina, la proteína de mayor importancia en la sangre a la que da color y por la que se transporta el oxígeno.

hemoglobin

n hemoglobina; glycosylated o glycated — hemoglobina glicosilada or glucosilada or glicada; — A1c hemoglobina A1c
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