The coloring matter of the blood, hemoglobin or hematin. [hema- + G. chroma, color]

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he·ma·chrome (heґmə-krōm) an oxygen-carrying blood pigment, e.g., hemoglobin or hemocyanin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Hemachrome — Hem a*chrome, n. Same as {H[ae]machrome}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hae|ma|chrome — «HEE muh krohm, HEHM uh », noun. = hemachrome. (Cf. ↑hemachrome) …   Useful english dictionary

  • haemachrome — /ˈhiməkroʊm/ (say heemuhkrohm), /ˈhɛm / (say hem ) noun Obsolete the red colouring matter of the blood. Also, hemachrome. {haema + chrome} Usage: For spelling variation see haemo …   Australian-English dictionary

  • hema- — combining form or haema Etymology: New Latin, from Greek haima blood : hem hemacytometer hemapoiesis …   Useful english dictionary

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