globulin

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glob·u·lin

noun \ˈglä-byə-lən\

Definition of GLOBULIN

:  any of a class of simple proteins (as myosin) that are insoluble in pure water but are soluble in dilute salt solutions and that occur widely in plant and animal tissues — compare alpha globulin, beta globulin, gamma globulin

First Known Use of GLOBULIN

1845

glob·u·lin

noun \ˈgläb-yə-lən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLOBULIN

: any of a class of simple proteins (as myosin) that are insoluble in pure water but are soluble in dilute salt solutions and that occur widely in plant and animal tissues—see alpha globulin, beta globulin, gamma globulin

globulin

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a major class of proteins insoluble in pure water and soluble in dilute saline (salt) solutions. In their natural state, the protein chain is folded into a globular form. Globulins are found in many plants, especially cereals. Globulins in animal fluids include enzymes, antibodies (the gamma globulins), lipoproteins, complement components, transport proteins, and various types of fibrous and contractile proteins.

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