hæmochromogen

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Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “gen”

haemo- +‎ chromo plus gen, from Ancient Greek: αἷμα (haîma, blood) combined with χρῶμα (khrôma, colour)…

Noun[edit]

hæmochromogen (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) Substance of hemoglobin, from lack of oxygen.
    • 1900, Henry Pickering Bowditch, An American text-book of physiology, page 37:
      Hæmochromogen in the presence of oxygen quickly undergoes oxidation to the more stable hæmatin.