globin

[gloh-bin]

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. globesity,
  2. globetrot,
  3. globetrotter,
  4. globigerina,
  5. globigerina ooze,
  6. globish,
  7. globoid,
  8. globoid cell leukodystrophy,
  9. globose,
  10. globosely

Origin of globin

1875–80; < Latin glob(us) globe, sphere + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for globin

globin

noun

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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Medicine definitions for globin

globin

[glōbĭn]

n.

The protein that is a constituent of hemoglobin.hematohiston

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