Methemoglobin meaning

mĕt-hēmə-glōbĭn
A brownish-red form of hemoglobin that occurs when hemoglobin is oxidized either during decomposition of the blood or by the action of various oxidizing drugs or toxic agents. It contains iron in the ferric state and cannot function as an oxygen carrier.
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A brownish, crystalline substance containing ferric iron, formed in the blood by the oxidation of hemoglobin, as by the action of certain drugs or in the decomposition of the blood, and no longer able to combine reversibly with oxygen.
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A brownish-red form of hemoglobin that occurs when hemoglobin is oxidized either during decomposition of the blood or by the action of various oxidizing drugs or toxic agents. It contains iron in the ferric state and cannot function as an oxygen carrier.
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(biochemistry) An oxidized form of hemoglobin, containing ferric rather than ferrous iron, that cannot transport oxygen.
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Origin of methemoglobin

  • met(a)– hemoglobin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Combination of meta and haemoglobin.

    From Wiktionary