oxyhemoglobin

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

oxyhemoglobin

noun
oxy·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin ˌäk-si-ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən How to pronounce oxyhemoglobin (audio)
: a compound of hemoglobin with oxygen that is the chief means of transportation of oxygen from the air (as in the lungs) by way of the blood to the tissues

Medical Definition

oxyhemoglobin

noun
oxy·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin
variants or chiefly British oxyhaemoglobin
: hemoglobin loosely combined with oxygen that it releases to the tissues compare deoxyhemoglobin

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