Hemocyanin definition

hēmō-sīə-nĭn
A bluish, copper-containing protein with an oxygen-carrying function similar to that of hemoglobin, present in the circulatory system of certain mollusks and arthropods.
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A blue, oxygen-carrying blood pigment containing copper, found in many arthropods and mollusks.
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A bluish, copper-containing protein with an oxygen-carrying function similar to that of hemoglobin, present in the circulatory system of certain mollusks and arthropods.
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(biochemistry) A blue copper-containing respiratory pigment (a metalloprotein) found in most molluscs, and some arthropods.
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Noun

Singular:
hemocyanin
Plural:
hemocyanins