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heme

noun \ˈhēm\

Definition of HEME

:  the deep red iron-containing prosthetic group C34H32N4O4Fe of hemoglobin and myoglobin

Origin of HEME

International Scientific Vocabulary, from hematin
First Known Use: 1925
Medical Dictionary

heme

noun

Medical Definition of HEME

:  the deep red iron-containing prosthetic group C34H32N4O4Fe of hemoglobin and myoglobin that is a ferrous derivative of protoporphyrin and readily oxidizes to hematin or hemin—called also protoheme

Variants of HEME

heme or chiefly British haem \ˈhēm\

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