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Meaning of leghemoglobin

leg•he•mo•glo•bin

Pronunciation: (leg-hē'mu-glō"bin, -hem'u-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a hemoglobinlike red pigment in the root nodules of leguminous plants, as soybean, that is essential for nitrogen fixation. Also called
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