actiniohematin

noun
ac·​tin·​i·​o·​he·​ma·​tin | \ ak-¦ti-nē-(ˌ)ō-ˈhē-mə-tən \
plural -s

Definition of actiniohematin

: a respiratory pigment obtained from a sea anemone (Actinia equina) and now considered to be a mixture of cytochromes

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First Known Use of actiniohematin

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for actiniohematin

actinio- + hematin

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“Actiniohematin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actiniohematin. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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