hemerythrin

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noun hem·er·y·thrin \hē-ˈmer-ə-thrən\

Definition of hemerythrin

  1. :  an iron-containing respiratory pigment in the blood of various chiefly marine invertebrates (such as some brachiopods)

Origin and Etymology of hemerythrin

hem- + erythr- + 1-in


First Known Use: 1903


Medical Dictionary

hemerythrin

noun he·me·ryth·rin
variants: or chiefly British

haemerythrin

\ˌhē-mə-ˈrith-rən\play

Medical Definition of hemerythrin

  1. :  an iron-containing respiratory pigment in the blood of various invertebrates


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