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Noun: Hb
  1. A hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic colour; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
    "fish have simpler Hb than mammals";
    - hemoglobin [N. Amer], haemoglobin [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: haemoprotein [Brit, Cdn], hemoprotein [N. Amer]

Part of: erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell

Encyclopedia: Hb