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carboxyhemoglobin

noun car·boxy·he·mo·glo·bin

Medical Definition of carboxyhemoglobin

  1. :  a very stable combination of hemoglobin and carbon monoxide formed in the blood when carbon monoxide is inhaled with resulting loss of ability of the blood to combine with oxygen



Variants of carboxyhemoglobin

or chiefly British

carboxyhaemoglobin

\(ˌ)kär-ˌbäk-sē-ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən\play

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