respiratory metal

res·pi·ra·to·ry met·al

a metal present in certain respiratory pigments; for example, iron, manganese, copper, vanadium.
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respiratory metal

An obsolete, nonspecific term for any metal ion (e.g., copper, iron, magnesium, vanadium) present in respiratory proteins.
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