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  • n. Alternative spelling of hemocyanin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as hæmacyanin.


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  • The same compound occurs in all true vertebrata, and in the blood-fluid of the worm; in the crayfish a similar substance, haemocyanin, which when oxygenated is blue, and when deoxydized colourless, discharges the same function.

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  • This is because squid blood contains a copper-containing compound called haemocyanin.

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  • All crustaceans have an open circulatory system and employ either haemoglobin or haemocyanin as a respiratory pigment.

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