from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bluish, copper-containing protein with an oxygen-carrying function similar to that of hemoglobin, present in the blood of certain mollusks and arthropods.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a blue copper-containing respiratory pigment (a metalloprotein) found in most molluscs, and some arthropods
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The coloring matter of the blood of various invertebrates. It contains copper. It is blue when oxidized, and colorless in the deoxidized state.
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