oxyhemoglobin

noun
oxy·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin | \ ˌäk-si-ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən How to pronounce oxyhemoglobin (audio) \

Definition of oxyhemoglobin

: hemoglobin loosely combined with oxygen that it releases to the tissues The hue of the skin, i.e., the dominance of the reddish or of the bluish hue, depends upon the extent to which the oxyhemoglobin becomes reduced during the passage of the blood through the cutaneous vessels.Best and Taylor's Physiological Basis of Medical Practice — compare deoxyhemoglobin

First Known Use of oxyhemoglobin

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxyhemoglobin

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The first known use of oxyhemoglobin was in 1869

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“Oxyhemoglobin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyhemoglobin. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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oxyhemoglobin

noun
oxy·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin
variants: or chiefly British oxyhaemoglobin \ ˌäk-​si-​ˈhē-​mə-​ˌglō-​bən How to pronounce oxyhemoglobin (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxyhemoglobin

: hemoglobin loosely combined with oxygen that it releases to the tissues — compare deoxyhemoglobin

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