Definition of oxyhaemoglobin in English:

oxyhaemoglobin

Line breaks: oxy|haemo|glo¦bin
Pronunciation: /ˌɒksɪhiːməˈgləʊbɪn
 
/
(US oxyhemoglobin)

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A bright red substance formed by the combination of haemoglobin with oxygen, present in oxygenated blood.
    More example sentences
    • Fortunately it combines with the haemoglobin to form oxyhaemoglobin, thus maintaining a steep concentration gradient.
    • As oxyhemoglobin circulates to deoxygenated tissue, oxygen is incrementally unloaded and the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen is reduced.
    • This process occurs when oxygen atoms bond to an iron atom at the center of a complex protein molecule known as oxyhemoglobin.

More definitions of oxyhaemoglobin

Definition of oxyhaemoglobin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody