myoglobin

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my·o·glo·bin

 (mī′ə-glō′bĭn)
n.
A single-chain, iron-containing protein found in muscle fibers, structurally similar to a single subunit of hemoglobin and having a higher affinity for oxygen than hemoglobin of the blood.

myoglobin

(ˌmaɪəʊˈɡləʊbɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a protein that is the main oxygen carrier of muscle

my•o•glo•bin

(ˌmaɪ əˈgloʊ bɪn, ˈmaɪ əˌgloʊ-)

also my•o•he•mo•glo•bin

(ˌmaɪ əˈhi məˌgloʊ bɪn)

n.
hemoglobin of muscle, weighing less and carrying more oxygen and less carbon monoxide than blood hemoglobin.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myoglobin - a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it in the tissues until needed
haemoprotein, hemoprotein - a conjugated protein linked to a compound of iron and porphyrin
haem, haemitin, hematin, heme, protoheme - a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
Translations

my·o·glo·bin

[MIM*160000]
n. mioglobina, pigmento del tejido muscular que participa en la distribución de oxígeno.

myoglobin

n mioglobina
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Myoglobin is also known as myohemoglobin and functions similarly to hemoglobin, by carrying oxygen in muscle tissues.
Myoglobin is also known as myohemoglobin and functions similarly to hemoglobin by carrying oxygen in muscle tissues.