hemocyanin

noun he·mo·cy·a·nin \ ˌhē-mō-ˈsī-ə-nən \

Definition of hemocyanin

:a copper-containing respiratory pigment in the circulatory fluid of various arthropods and mollusks

Origin and Etymology of hemocyanin

International Scientific Vocabulary hem- + cyan- + 1-in


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hemocyanin

noun he·mo·cy·a·nin
variants: or chiefly British haemocyanin play \ˌhē-mō-ˈsī-ə-nən\

medical Definition of hemocyanin

:a colorless copper-containing respiratory pigment in solution in the blood plasma of various arthropods and mollusks

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