haemoglobin Portlandmedical dictionary

A form of embryonic haemoglobin containing the ζ chains of haemoglobin Gower-1 and the g chains of Hb F, thus having the formula ζ2g2; essentially disappears by the third month of pregnancy.

Compare: haemoglobin Gower-1, haemoglobin Gower-2.

American spelling: hemoglobin Portland

(05 Mar 2000)