haemoglobin

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a red protein in red blood cells that combines reversibly with oxygen and transports it round the body.

Food

  • The red cells in blood responsible for the transport of oxygen from the lungs to the tissues

Medical

  • noun a red respiratory pigment formed of haem and globin in red blood cells which gives blood its red colour. It absorbs oxygen in the lungs and carries it in the blood to the tissues.
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