globin

[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for globin

globin
/ (ˈɡləʊbɪn) /

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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Medical definitions for globin

globin
[ glōbĭn ]

n.

The protein that is a constituent of hemoglobin.hematohiston
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