Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A muscle-pigment. The common red muscle-pigment is identical with the hemoglobin of the blood. Other myochromes belong to the order of the lipochromes, and are especially abundant in certain fishes, such as the salmon and trout.
- n. biochemistry A coloured albuminous substance in the serum from red-coloured muscles, identical with hemoglobin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol.) A colored albuminous substance in the serum from red-colored muscles. It is identical with hemoglobin.
- myo- + Ancient Greek for "colour". (Wiktionary)
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