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Definitions and Synonyms of haem | Another word for haem | What is haem?

Definition 1: a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for haem in the sense of this definition

(haem is a kind of ...) dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)

(... is made of the substance haem) a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues

"fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals"

(... is made of the substance haem) a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it in the tissues until needed

(... is made of the substance haem) (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principal biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)

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