pinnaglobin

noun
pin·​na·​globin | \ ¦pinə+ \

Definition of pinnaglobin

: a brown respiratory pigment in the blood of a mollusk of the genus Pinna that is apparently similar to hemocyanin but contains manganese in place of copper

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History and Etymology for pinnaglobin

New Latin Pinna + English globin

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“Pinnaglobin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinnaglobin. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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