[ gloh-bin ]
/ ˈgloʊ bɪn /
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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
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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
[ glō′bĭn ]
The protein that is a constituent of hemoglobin.hematohiston
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