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leghemoglobin

[ leg-hee-muh-gloh-bin, -hem-uh- ]
/ lɛgˈhi məˌgloʊ bɪn, -ˈhɛm ə- /
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noun Biochemistry.
a hemoglobinlike red pigment in the root nodules of leguminous plants, as soybean, that is essential for nitrogen fixation.
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Also called legoglobin.

Origin of leghemoglobin

First recorded in 1965–70; leg(ume) + hemoglobin
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