Definition of leghaemoglobin in English:

leghaemoglobin

(also leghemoglobin)

noun

Biochemistry
  • A red pigment produced in the root nodules of leguminous plants, consisting of a haem-containing protein which regulates the supply of oxygen to the nitrogen-fixing bacteroids.

Origin

1940s. From leg- + haemoglobin.

Pronunciation

leghaemoglobin

/ˌlɛɡˌhiːməˈɡləʊbɪn/