nonheme

adjective non·heme \ ˌnän-ˈhēm \

Definition of nonheme

: not containing or being iron that is bound in a porphyrin ring like that of heme
  • nonheme iron
  • nonheme proteins

First Known Use of nonheme

1950

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nonheme

adjective non·heme
variants: or chiefly British nonhaem play \ˈnän-ˈhēm\

medical Definition of nonheme

: not containing or being iron that is bound in a porphyrin ring like that of heme
  • the ferredoxins are nonheme iron proteins

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