hemoglobin

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From Ancient Greek αἷμα (haîma, blood) + Latin globus (ball, sphere) + -in.

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hemoglobin (plural hemoglobins)

  1. The iron-containing substance in red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body; it consists of a protein (globulin), and haem (a porphyrin ring with an atom of iron at its centre).

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Welsh[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hemoglobin m (uncountable)

  1. hemoglobin

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
hemoglobin unchanged unchanged unchanged