globin

noun
glo·​bin | \ ˈglō-bən How to pronounce globin (audio) \

Definition of globin

: a colorless protein obtained by removal of heme from a conjugated protein and especially hemoglobin

Examples of globin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four globin units, two alpha and two beta, make up hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells. Nicholas Wade, New York Times, "Philip Leder, Who Helped Decipher the Genetic Code, Dies at 85," 23 Feb. 2020 Compounding the problem is that hemoglobin, when unprotected in blood plasma, decomposes into its component globin subunits. Quanta Magazine, "Icefish Study Adds Another Color to the Story of Blood," 22 Apr. 2019 Once the stem cells were collected, they were sent to a lab where they were transduced with LentiGlobin, which inserted that healthy beta-globin gene. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of globin

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for globin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from hemoglobin

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The first known use of globin was in 1872

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“Globin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globin. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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globin

noun
glo·​bin | \ ˈglō-bən How to pronounce globin (audio) \

Medical Definition of globin

: a colorless protein obtained by removal of heme from a conjugated protein and especially hemoglobin

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