- 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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- 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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- The protein that is a constituent of hemoglobin.hematohiston
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