hemoglobin n. [Gr. haima, blood; L. globos, sphere] A red oxygen respiratory protein with iron in the prosthetic group with molecular weights varying from 17,000 to 2,750,000, differing in absorption spectrum and oxygen-combining properties.
hemolymph, haemolymph n. [Gr. haima, blood; L. lympha, water] 1. (ARTHRO) Fluid within the hemocoel. 2. (NEMATA) The pseudocoelomic fluid.
hemolysis, haemolysis n. [Gr. haima, blood; lyein, to dissolve] The breakdown or destruction of red blood corpuscles. hemolytic a.
hemophagous a. [Gr. haima, blood; phagein, to eat] Ingesting blood.
hemopoietic a. [Gr. haima, blood; poietes, maker] Pertaining to any blood forming cell or organ.
hemopoietic organs (ARTHRO: Insecta) Discrete encapsulated organs, reported in Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Lepi-doptera and Hymenoptera, functioning in the formation of blood cells; hemocytopoietic organs; also spelled hae-mopoietic.
hemozoin n. [Gr. haima, blood; zoon, animal] A pigment found in a host produced by a malarial parasite from the hemoglobin of the host.
henidium n. [Gr. dim. henos, one] (BRACHIO) Deltidial plates that lose the line of fusion during growth.
Hensen gland (MOLL: Cephalopoda) A gland found in the head near the eyes that synthesize leucocytes; white body.
hepatic a. [L. hepaticus, liver] Pertaining to liver; liver colored.
hepatic caecum/cecum pl. caeca/ceca Pouchlike diverticu-lum generally connected with the mesenteron in many invertebrates. see hepatopancreas.
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