nonheme

adjective
non·​heme | \ ˌnän-ˈhēm How to pronounce nonheme (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonheme.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonheme. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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nonheme

adjective
non·​heme
variants: or chiefly British nonhaem \ ˈnän-​ˈhēm How to pronounce nonhaem (audio) \

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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