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hemocyanin

[hee-muh-sahy-uh-nin, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈsaɪ ə nɪn, ˌhɛm ə-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a blue, copper-containing respiratory pigment in the plasma of many invertebrates.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; hemo- + cyan-1 + -in2
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Examples for hemocyanin
  • hemocyanin is colourless when deoxygenated and dark blue when oxygenated.
  • This is due to change in color of hemocyanin when is it oxidized.
British Dictionary definitions for hemocyanin

haemocyanin

/ˌhiːməʊˈsaɪənɪn/
noun
1.
a blue copper-containing respiratory pigment in crustaceans and molluscs that functions as haemoglobin
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