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leghemoglobin

[ leg-hee-muh-gloh-bin, -hem-uh- ]
/ lɛgˈhi məˌgloʊ bɪn, -ˈhɛm ə- /

noun Biochemistry.

a hemoglobinlike red pigment in the root nodules of leguminous plants, as soybean, that is essential for nitrogen fixation.

Nearby words

leggin, legging, leggings, leggy, legharness, leghemoglobin, leghorn, legibility, legible, legion, legion of honor

Origin of leghemoglobin

First recorded in 1965–70; leg(ume) + hemoglobin
Also called legoglobin.
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