respiratory pigment

noun

Definition of respiratory pigment

: any of various permanently or intermittently colored conjugated proteins and especially hemoglobin that function in the transfer of oxygen in cellular respiration

First Known Use of respiratory pigment

1888


Medical Dictionary

respiratory pigment

noun

medical Definition of respiratory pigment

: any of various permanently or intermittently colored conjugated proteins and especially hemoglobin that function in the transfer of oxygen in cellular respiration

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