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hemoglobin


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hemoglobin  \Hem"o*glo"bin\,  n.  [Hemo-  +  globe.]  (Physiol.) 
  The  normal  coloring  matter  of  the  red  blood  corpuscles  of 
  vertebrate  animals.  It  is  composed  of  hematin  and  globulin, 
  and  is  also  called  {h[ae]matoglobulin}.  In  arterial  blood,  it 
  is  always  combined  with  oxygen,  and  is  then  called 
  {oxyhemoglobin}.  It  crystallizes  under  different  forms  from 
  different  animals,  and  when  crystallized,  is  called 
  {h[ae]matocrystallin}.  See  {Blood  crystal},  under  {Blood}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hemoglobin 
  n  :  a  conjugated  protein  composed  of  heme  and  globin  that  gives 
  red  blood  cells  their  characteristic  color;  function 
  primarily  to  transport  oxygen  from  the  lungs  to  the  body 
  tissues  [syn:  {haemoglobin}] 




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