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noun met·he·mo·glo·bin

Medical Definition of METHEMOGLOBIN

:  a soluble brown crystalline basic blood pigment that is found in normal blood in much smaller amounts than hemoglobin, that is formed from blood, hemoglobin, or oxyhemoglobin by oxidation, and that differs from hemoglobin in containing ferric iron and in being unable to combine reversibly with molecular oxygen—called also ferrihemoglobin


met·he·mo·glo·bin or chiefly British met·hae·mo·glo·bin \(ˈ)met-ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən\


June 30, 2015
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