haem

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See also: häm, Häm, haem-, and hæm-

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haem (countable and uncountable, plural haems)

  1. (Britain) Alternative form of heme
    • 2010, Pierre Cornelis and Simon Andrews (editors), Iron Uptake and Homeostasis in Microorganisms, page 17:
      Haem is ubiquitous, abundant and necessary for energy metabolism. Most bacteria have a haem biosynthesis pathway, but nevertheless, since haem is a major source of iron (an essential metal), microbes take up exogenous haem to retrieve iron.

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