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hemocyanin

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

Definition of HEMOCYANIN

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

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

Variants of HEMOCYANIN

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

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