Heme vs Hame - What's the difference?

heme | hame |

As a noun heme

is heme / haem.

As a proper noun hame is

tavastia, a historical province and area in finland.

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Alternative forms

* haem (British )


  • The component of hemoglobin (and other hemoproteins) 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.
  • * 2008 , John Greer, John Foerster, George Rodgers, Fixos Paraskevas, Bertil Glader, Daniel Arber, Robert Means Jr, Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology: Volume One: Twelfth Edition , page 141:
  • The binding of oxygen to the iron molecule causes the hemoglobin molecule to undergo conformational changes that affect the binding of oxygen to other heme sites.

    Derived terms

    * diheme * monoheme * multiheme * octaheme * tetraheme * triheme

    See also

    * hemoglobin * bilirubin * red blood cell * ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) hame, home, from (etyl) hama, . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A covering, skin, membrane.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) ).


    (en noun)
  • Part of the harness that fits round the neck of a draught horse that the reins pass through.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) ham, from (etyl) . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • Etymology 4

    From earlier haum, haume.


    (en noun)
  • Anagrams

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