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heme

noun

Medical Definition of heme

  1. :  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



Variants of heme

or chiefly British haem \ˈhēm\play

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