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hemerythrin

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noun hem·er·y·thrin \hē-ˈmer-ə-thrən\

Definition of hemerythrin

  1. :  an iron-containing respiratory pigment in the blood of various chiefly marine invertebrates (as some brachiopods)



Origin of hemerythrin

hem- + erythr- + 1-in


First Known Use: 1903


Medical Dictionary

hemerythrin

noun he·me·ryth·rin

Medical Definition of hemerythrin

  1. :  an iron-containing respiratory pigment in the blood of various invertebrates



Variants of hemerythrin

or chiefly British haemerythrin \ˌhē-mə-ˈrith-rən\play

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