cyanmethemoglobin love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A compound of methemoglobin with hydrocyanic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry A relatively non-toxic cyanide derivative of methemoglobin formed when amyl nitrite and sodium nitrite are used as antidotes to cyanide poisoning


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