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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plasma protein that is a normal constituent of blood serum and functions in the binding of free hemoglobin in the bloodstream.

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  • n. A protein in blood plasma that binds free hemoglobin released from erythrocytes and thereby inhibits its oxidative activity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a protein in plasma that binds free hemoglobin and removes it (as from wounds)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek haptein, to bind, fasten + (hemo)globin.

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