leghemoglobin

[leg-hee-muh-gloh-bin, -hem-uh-]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a hemoglobinlike red pigment in the root nodules of leguminous plants, as soybean, that is essential for nitrogen fixation.

Origin of leghemoglobin

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