ferroheme

SYN: heme.

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fer·ro·heme (ferґo-hēm) the Fe(II) chelate of heme; sometimes called simply heme.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • heme — 1. The porphyrin chelate of iron in which the iron is Fe(II) (or Fe2+); the oxygen carrying, color furnishing, prosthetic group of hemoglobin. 2. Iron complexed with nonporphyrins but related tetrapyrrole structures ( e.g., biliverdin h.). 3 …   Medical dictionary

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