Hmacyanin

Hm`a*cy"a*nin

(-s"*nn), n. [Hma- + Gr. ky`anos a dark blue substance.] (Physiol. Chem.) A substance found in the blood of the octopus, which gives to it its blue color.
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When deprived of oxygen it is colorless, but becomes quickly blue in contact with oxygen, and is then generally called oxyhmacyanin. A similar blue coloring matter has been detected in small quantity in the blood of other animals and in the bile.
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