myoglobin definition

  • noun:
    • A single-chain, iron-containing necessary protein present muscle mass fibers, structurally much like one subunit of hemoglobin and achieving an increased affinity for air than hemoglobin associated with bloodstream.
    • a tiny globular protein, containing a heme team, that holds oxygen to muscle tissue
    • a hemoprotein that receives oxygen from hemoglobin and stores it into the tissues until needed

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