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hemocyanin

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noun he·mo·cy·a·nin \ˌhē-mō-ˈsī-ə-nən\

Definition of hemocyanin

  1. :  a copper-containing respiratory pigment in the circulatory fluid of various arthropods and mollusks



Origin of hemocyanin

International Scientific Vocabulary hem- + cyan- + 1-in


First Known Use: 1885


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hemocyanin

noun he·mo·cy·a·nin

Medical Definition of hemocyanin

  1. :  a colorless copper-containing respiratory pigment in solution in the blood plasma of various arthropods and mollusks



Variants of hemocyanin

or chiefly British hae·mo·cy·a·nin \ˌhē-mō-ˈsī-ə-nən\play

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