methemoglobin

noun
met·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin | \ ˌmet-ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən How to pronounce methemoglobin (audio) \

Definition of methemoglobin

: a soluble brown crystalline basic blood pigment that differs from hemoglobin in containing ferric iron and in being unable to combine reversibly with molecular oxygen

First Known Use of methemoglobin

1870, in the meaning defined above

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methemoglobin

noun
met·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin
variants: or chiefly British methaemoglobin \ (ˈ)met-​ˈhē-​mə-​ˌglō-​bən How to pronounce methaemoglobin (audio) \

Medical Definition of methemoglobin

: a soluble brown crystalline basic blood pigment that is found in normal blood in much smaller amounts than hemoglobin, that is formed from blood, hemoglobin, or oxyhemoglobin by oxidation, and that differs from hemoglobin in containing ferric iron and in being unable to combine reversibly with molecular oxygen

called also ferrihemoglobin

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