An example of hemoglobin is what brings oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissue.
- the red coloring matter of the red blood corpuscles of vertebrates, a protein yielding heme and globin on hydrolysis: it carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues, and carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs
- any of various respiratory pigments found in the blood or muscle tissue of many invertebrates and in the root nodules of some plants
Origin of hemoglobincontr. (as if ; from hemo-) ; from earlier haematoglobulin: see hemato- and amp; globulin
Origin of hemoglobinUltimately short for hematinoglobulin : hematin + globulin.
From Ancient Greek αἷμα (haima, “blood”) + Latin globus (“ball, sphere”) + -in.