from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A single-chain, iron-containing protein found in muscle fibers, structurally similar to a single subunit of hemoglobin and having a higher affinity for oxygen than hemoglobin of the blood.
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- n. A small globular protein, containing a heme group, that carries oxygen to muscles
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- n. a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it in the tissues until needed
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