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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds.

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  • They put a smaller structure inside it called a heme, a large flat molecule that is the active part of hemoglobin.
  • Meat-derived iron, known as heme iron, is more easily absorbed by the body.
  • (one of the components that makes heme, which is needed to make hemoglobin).
  • And how much of it is in, say, a single heme A molecule? for more
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