n. compound found in the blood consisting of oxygen and hemoglobin (Chemistry)

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  • ferrihemoglobin — SYN: methemoglobin. * * * fer·ri·he·mo·glo·bin or chiefly Brit fer·ri·hae·mo·glo·bin .fer .ī hē mə .glō bən, .fer i n METHEMOGLOBIN …   Medical dictionary

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  • ferrihemoglobin — |feˌrī, |ferē+ noun Etymology: ferri + hemoglobin : methemoglobin * * * /fer uy hee meuh gloh bin, hem euh , fer ee /, n. Biochem. methemoglobin. [FERRI + HEMOGLOBIN] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hemoglobin — Hemoglobin, human, adult (heterotetramer, (αβ)2) Structure of human hemoglobin. The protein s α and β subunits are in red and blue, and the iron containing heme groups in green. Fro …   Wikipedia

  • methemoglobin — /met hee meuh gloh bin, hem euh , hee meuh gloh , hem euh /, n. Biochem. a brownish compound of oxygen and hemoglobin, formed in the blood, as by the use of certain drugs. Also, methaemoglobin. Also called ferrihemoglobin, hemiglobin. [1865 70;… …   Universalium

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  • sulfhemoglobin — noun Any of a group of derivatives of hemoglobin, often in the presence of ferrihemoglobin, that are incapable of transporting oxygen …   Wiktionary

  • methemoglobin — (|)met+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary meta + hemoglobin : a soluble brown crystalline basic pigment that is found in normal blood in much small amounts than hemoglobin, that is formed from blood, hemoglobin, or oxyhemoglobin …   Useful english dictionary

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