from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A respiratory pigment found in sipunculids, priapulids and brachiopods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A red coloring-matter found in the corpuscles of the fluid in the body-cavity of gephyreans, probably having a respiratory function like the hemoglobin of other animals. Also hemærythrin.


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  • I just posted about the priapalids or "penis worms", whose blood used hemerythrin lacks porphyrin rather than hemoglobin to transport oxygen. their blood is pinkish-violet. ABRA CADABRA.


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