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One of a group of conjugated proteins, consisting of a combination of pigment (that is, a colored prosthetic group) with a protein, for example, hemoglobin.
A conjugated protein, such as hemoglobin, that contains a pigmented prosthetic group, such as heme.
chromoprotein(krō″mō-prō′tē-ĭn) [″ + protos, first]
One of a group of conjugated proteins consisting of a protein combined with hematin or another colored, metal-containing, prosthetic group (e.g., hemoglobin, hemocyanin, chlorophyll, flavoproteins, cytochromes).