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hemoglobin he·mo·glo·bin (hē'mə-glō'bĭn)
Abbr. Hb
The red respiratory protein of red blood cells that transports oxygen as oxyhemoglobin from the lungs to the tissues, where the oxygen is readily released and the oxyhemoglobin becomes hemoglobin.

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oxyhemoglobin ox·y·he·mo·glo·bin (ŏk'sē-hē'mə-glō'bĭn)
Hemoglobin in combination with oxygen, present in arterial blood. Also called oxygenated hemoglobin.

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