glycohemoglobin

noun

gly·​co·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin ˌglī-kō-ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən How to pronounce glycohemoglobin (audio)
: hemoglobin a1c
Glycohemoglobin is a substance produced when sugar molecules in the blood attach themselves to hemoglobin molecules, which carry oxygen through the bloodstream.Consumer Reports

Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycohemoglobin was in 1978

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“Glycohemoglobin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycohemoglobin. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

glycohemoglobin

noun
gly·​co·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin -ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən How to pronounce glycohemoglobin (audio)
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