Definition of Haem

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

Exact synonyms: Haemitin, Hematin, Heme, Protoheme
Generic synonyms: Pigment
Substance meronyms: Haemoglobin, Hb, Hemoglobin, Myoglobin, Cytochrome



Definition of Haem

1. Noun. The component of haemoglobin responsible for binding oxygen, consists of an iron ion that binds oxygen and a porphyrin ring that binds the globin molecules; one molecule binds one molecule of oxygen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haem

1. heme [n -S] - See also: heme

Medical Definition of Haem

1. 1. Compounds of iron complexed in a porphyrin (tetrapyrrole) ring that differ in side chain composition. Haems are the prosthetic groups of cytochromes and are found in most oxygen carrier proteins. 2. haem-, eaning relating to blood. Origin: G. Haima (21 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haem

hadronuclear
hadroproduction
hadrosaur
hadrosaurid
hadrosaurids
hadrosaurs
hadrosaurus
hads
hadst
hae
haecceities
haecceity
haed
haedine
haeing
haem (current term)
haem-
haem A-farnesyltransferase
haem a
haem c
haem oxygenase (decyclizing)
haem polymerase
haemachrome
haemachrosis
haemacyanin
haemacyte
haemacytometer
haemacytometers
haemacytozoon
haemad

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