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HEMATIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does hematin mean? 

HEMATIN (noun)
  The noun HEMATIN has 1 sense:

1. a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds

  Familiarity information: HEMATIN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEMATIN (noun)


Sense 1hematin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

haem; haemitin; hematin; heme; protoheme

Hypernyms ("hematin" is a kind of...):

pigment (dry coloring matter (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc))

Holonyms ("hematin" is a substance of...):

haemoglobin; Hb; hemoglobin (a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues)

myoglobin (a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it in the tissues until needed)

cytochrome ((biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principle biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration))


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