HyperDic: hb

English > 1 sense of the word Hb:
NOUNsubstanceHb, hemoglobin, haemoglobina hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color
English > Hb: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA 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.
Synonymshemoglobin, haemoglobin
Narroweroxyhemoglobin, oxyhaemoglobinThe bright red hemoglobin that is a combination of hemoglobin and oxygen from the lungs
Broaderhemoprotein, haemoproteinA conjugated protein linked to a compound of iron and porphyrin
Substance ofred blood cell, RBC, erythrocyteA mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues
Substancesglobin, hematohiston, haematohistonA colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin
heme, haem, hematin, haemitin, protohemeA complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
Catalanhemoglobina
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