/ (ˌhiːməʊˈsaɪənɪn) /
a blue copper-containing respiratory pigment in crustaceans and molluscs that functions as haemoglobin
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Example sentences from the Web for haemocyanin
The blood-corpuscles are large amoebiform cells, and the blood-plasma is coloured blue by haemocyanin.