Crossword clues for haemoglobin
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Haemoglobin \H[ae]m`o*glo"bin\, n. Same as Hemoglobin.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
see hemoglobin; also see æ.
n. (context British spelling protein English) (alternative spelling of hemoglobin English)
n. a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues; "fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals" [syn: hemoglobin, Hb]
Usage examples of "haemoglobin".
All the five molecules agree in placing human, chimp and monkey close to each other, but there are some disagreements over which animal is the next closest to this cluster: haemoglobin B says the dog is, fibrinopeptide B says the rat is.
One of them has to be more recent than the other, so either haemoglobin B or fibrinopeptide B must be wrong in its estimate of evolutionary relationships.
There are, for example, haemoglobins in the roots of plants of the pea family.
Haemoglobin genes have a rate of changing that is intermediate betwen histones and fibrinopeptides.
Not all animals have haemoglobin, but there are other proteins, for instance histones, of which a version exists in every animal and plant, and again many of them can already be looked up in the library.
The haemoglobin in the red corpuscles has a greater affinity for carbon monoxide than for oxygen, so it mops up any carbon monoxide you breath in, and oxygen is disregarded.
Tests of the blood show that the male has more red corpuscles and more haemoglobin then the female.