haem
chiefly British variant of heme

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • haem... — haem..., Haem... vgl. ↑hämo..., Hämo …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • haem — haem·or·rha·gia; haem·a·to·branch·i·ate; …   English syllables

  • haem — noun The component of haemoglobin responsible for binding oxygen, consists of an iron ion that binds oxygen and a porphyrin ring that binds the globin molecules; one molecule binds one molecule of oxygen. Haem is ubiquitous, abundant and… …   Wiktionary

  • haem — n. (also heme) a non protein compound containing iron, and responsible for the red colour of haemoglobin. Etymology: Gk haima blood or f. HAEMOGLOBIN * * * noun a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Haem — Strukturformel von Häm a. Strukturformel von Häm b …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • haem- — or haemo chiefly British variant of hem …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • haem- — prefix relating to blood. Spelt hem in American so all listings below may also occur in that fashion …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • haem — for words not found here see hemhaemocoele see hemocoel …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • haem — (= heme (USA) ) Compounds of iron complexed in a porphyrin (tetrapyrrole) ring that differ in side chain composition. Haems are the prosthetic groups of cytochromes and are found in most oxygen carrier proteins …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • haem- — Chiefly Brit. var. of hem : haemangioma. * * * …   Universalium

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