Deoxyhemoglobin
The form of hemoglobin without oxygen, the predominant protein in red blood cells. Hemoglobin forms an unstable, reversible bond with oxygen. In its oxygen-loaded form it is oxyhemoglobin and is bright red. In the oxygen-unloaded form it is called deoxyhemoglobin and is purple-blue.

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de·oxy·he·mo·glo·bin (de-ok″se-heґmo-glo″bin) hemoglobin not combined with oxygen, formed when oxyhemoglobin releases its oxygen; called also deoxygenated or reduced hemoglobin.

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