carboxyhemoglobin
carboxyhemoglobin [kär bäks΄ə hē′mō glō΄bin, kär bäks΄əhem′ōglō΄bin]
n.
a compound formed in the blood when carbon monoxide occupies the positions on the hemoglobin molecule normally taken by oxygen, resulting in cellular oxygen starvation

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car·box·y·he·mo·glo·bin (kär-bŏk'sē-hēʹmə-glō'bĭn) n.
The compound that is formed when inhaled carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin, binding more tightly than oxygen and rendering the hemoglobin incapable of transporting oxygen.

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