a conjugated protein, consisting of haem and the protein globin, that gives red blood cells their characteristic colour. It combines reversibly with oxygen and is thus very important in the transportation of oxygen to tissues See also oxyhaemoglobin
see hemoglobin; also see æ.
/ˌhiːməʊɡləʊbɪˈnɒmɪtə/ noun 1. an instrument used to determine the haemoglobin content of blood
/ˌhiːməʊɡləʊbɪˈnjʊərɪə; ˌhɛm-/ noun 1. (pathol) the presence of haemoglobin in the urine
/ˈhiːmɔɪd/ adjective 1. a former word for haematoid
/ˌhiːməʊˈlaɪsɪn; ˌhɛməʊ-; hɪˈmɒlɪsɪn/ noun 1. (biochem) any substance, esp an antibody, that causes the breakdown of red blood cells