hemoglobin-, hemoglobino-, hemoglobini- +

(Greek: "blood " plus Latin: "sphere, ball"; oxygen-carrying protein of the red corpuscles)

hemoglobin, haemoglobin
The red coloring matter of the red corpuscles which carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues, and carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs.
1. The presence of free hemoglobin in the blood plasma resulting from the solution of hemoglobin out of the red blood cells or from their disintegration.
2. The presence of excessive hemoglobin in the blood plasma.
hemoglobinolysis, haemoglobinolysis
Destruction or chemical splitting of haemoglobin.
An instrument for measuring the hemoglobin of the blood.
The measurement of the hemoglobin in the blood.
hemoglobinopathy, haemoglobinopathy
1. A blood disorder; such as, sickle-cell anemia, which is caused by a genetically determined change in the molecular structure of hemoglobin.
2. Disorder due to abnormalities in the hemoglobin molecule, the best known being sickle cell anemia in which there is a single amino acid substitution (valine for glutamate) in position six of the beta chain. In other cases one of the globin chains is synthesised at a slower rate, despite being normal in structure.
hemoglobinuria, hemoglobinuric
1. Hemoglobin in the urine.
2. The presence of free hemoglobin in the urine.
oxyhemoglobin (s) (noun), oxyhemoglobins (pl)
A familiar protein is the one in red blood corpuscles that combines with oxygen in the lungs and carries it to the cells of the tissues where it gives it up again: When hemoglobin is combined with oxygen, it becomes oxyhemoglobin.
oxyhemoglobinometer (s) (noun), oxyhemoglobinometer (pl)
An apparatus for measurement of the amount of oxygen in the blood: During Bob's practicum in the hospital, he learned that an oxyhemoglobinometer was needed to access the level of oxygen in a patient's blood.
A protein which is formed from the breakdown of hemoglobin (a protein that carries oxygen in the blood) and is a precursor to the bile pigment biliverdin (a green pigment found in bile which is formed during haem catabolism).

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: angi-; apheresis; -emia; hemo-; phleb-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.

Related ball, sphere-word units: glob-, glom-; sphero-.