hemoglobin: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hē'mu-glō"bin, hem'u-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
- the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells that gives them their red color and serves to convey oxygen to the tissues: occurs in reduced formin venous blood and in combination with oxygenin arterial blood. Symbol: Hb&hasp; Cf. heme.
- hemoglobin (Thesaurus)