hemoprotein

noun

he·​mo·​pro·​tein ˌhē-mə-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce hemoprotein (audio)
-ˈprō-tē-ən
: a conjugated protein (such as hemoglobin or cytochrome) whose prosthetic group is a porphyrin combined with iron

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hemoprotein was in 1948

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“Hemoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemoprotein. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

hemoprotein

noun
he·​mo·​pro·​tein
variants or chiefly British haemoprotein
: a conjugated protein (as hemoglobin or cytochrome) whose prosthetic group is a porphyrin combined with iron

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