Definition of myoglobin in English:

myoglobin

Syllabification: my·o·glo·bin
Pronunciation: /ˌmīəˈglōbən, ˈmīəˌglōbən
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A red protein containing heme that carries and stores oxygen in muscle cells. It is structurally similar to a subunit of hemoglobin.
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    • The heme of another protein, myoglobin, carries oxygen within muscle cells.
    • The key, she believes, may be the iron content of the blood and muscle proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin.
    • The blood protein hemoglobin and its relative, myoglobin, carry and store life-giving oxygen in many animals.

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