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globulin

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noun glob·u·lin \ˈglä-byə-lən\

Definition of globulin

  1. :  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



1845

First Known Use of globulin

1845


Medical Dictionary

globulin

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noun glob·u·lin \ˈgläb-yə-lən\

Medical Definition of globulin

  1. :  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




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