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carboxyhemoglobin

noun car·boxy·he·mo·glo·bin
variants: or chiefly British carboxyhaemoglobin play \(ˌ)kär-ˌbäk-sē-ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən\

medical Definition of carboxyhemoglobin

:a very stable combination of hemoglobin and carbon monoxide formed in the blood when carbon monoxide is inhaled with resulting loss of ability of the blood to combine with oxygen

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