Complete Definition of "haem"


English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËm|-iËm

Alternative spellings
heme (US)

Noun
haem (uncountable)

  1. 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.

See also
haemoglobin
bilirubin
red blood cell
w:Haem|Wikipedia article on haem

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