Presence of carboxyhemoglobin in the blood, as in carbon monoxide poisoning.

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car·boxy·he·mo·glo·bin·e·mia (kahr-bok″se-he″mo-glo″bin-eґme-ə) the presence of carboxyhemoglobin in the blood; see carbon monoxide poisoning, under poisoning.

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