globin

[gloh-bin]

noun Biochemistry.

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

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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