leghemoglobin

noun
leg·​he·​mo·​glo·​bin
variants: or chiefly British leghaemoglobin \ ˈleg-​ˈhē-​mə-​ˌglō-​bən How to pronounce leghaemoglobin (audio) \

Medical Definition of leghemoglobin

: a plant hemoglobin found in the root nodules of legumes and reported to function as an oxygen-carrying pigment in symbiotic nitrogen fixation

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“Leghemoglobin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leghemoglobin. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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