heme

noun \ ˈhēm \

Definition of heme

: the deep red iron-containing prosthetic group C34H32N4O4Fe of hemoglobin and myoglobin

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Origin and Etymology of heme

International Scientific Vocabulary, from hematin


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heme

noun
variants: or chiefly British haem play \ˈhēm\

medical Definition of heme

: 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 protoheme

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