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myoglobin Syllabification: my·o·glo·bin
Pronunciation: /ˌmīəˈɡlōbən/

Definition of myoglobin in English:


A red protein containing heme that carries and stores oxygen in muscle cells. It is structurally similar to a subunit of hemoglobin.
Example sentences
  • 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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