Medical Term:

hemerythrins

Pronunciation: hē-mĕ-rith′rinz, hem-ĕ-

Definition: Iron-containing, oxygen-binding proteins in certain invertebrates, with molecular weights approximately that of hemoglobin but differing from hemoglobin in that the molecules do not contain porphyrin groups. Oxygenated hemerythrins is oxyhemerythrin.

[G. haima, blood, + G. erythros, red, + -in]

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