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lambda chain

noun

Medical Definition of lambda chain

  1. :  a polypeptide chain of one of the two types of light chain that are found in antibodies and can be distinguished antigenically and by the sequence of amino acids in the chain—compare kappa chain



Variants of lambda chain

or λ chain

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