Haum vs Haem - What's the difference?

haum | haem |


As nouns the difference between haum and haem

is that haum is (a stalk) while haem is the component of haemoglobin responsible for binding oxygen, consists of an iron ion that binds oxygen and a porphyrin ring that binds the globin molecules; one molecule binds one molecule of oxygen.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

haum

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (a stalk)
  • (Smart)
    (Webster 1913)

    haem

    English

    Alternative forms

    * heme (US )

    Noun

  • The component of haemoglobin responsible for binding oxygen, consists of an iron ion that binds oxygen and a porphyrin ring that binds the globin molecules; one molecule binds one molecule of oxygen.
  • *2010 , Pierre Cornelis and Simon Andrews (editors), Iron Uptake and Homeostasis in Microorganisms , page 17:
  • *:Haem' is ubiquitous, abundant and necessary for energy metabolism. Most bacteria have a '''haem''' biosynthesis pathway, but nevertheless, since '''haem''' is a major source of iron (an essential metal), microbes take up exogenous ' haem to retrieve iron.
  • See also

    * haemoglobin * bilirubin * red blood cell *

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