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carboxyhemoglobin

noun car·boxy·he·mo·glo·bin
variants: or chiefly British

carboxyhaemoglobin

\(ˌ)kär-ˌbäk-sē-ˈhē-mə-ˌglō-bən\play

Medical Definition of carboxyhemoglobin

  1. :  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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