[ gloh-bin ]
/ ˈgloʊ bɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

the protein component of hemoglobin, made up of alpha and beta chains.


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Origin of globin

1875–80; < Latin glob(us) globe, sphere + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for globin

/ (ˈɡləʊbɪn) /


biochem the protein component of the pigments myoglobin and haemoglobin

Word Origin for globin

C19: from Latin globus ball, sphere + -in
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Medical definitions for globin

[ glōbĭn ]


The protein that is a constituent of hemoglobin.hematohiston
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