globulin

noun
glob·​u·​lin | \ ˈglä-byə-lən How to pronounce globulin (audio) \

Definition of globulin

: any of a class of simple proteins (such 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

Examples of globulin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without the proper diagnosis and management, which often involves the use of intravenous immune globulin or corticosteroids, MIS-C can lead to organ damage or even death. Sarah Toy, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2021 Individuals receive a dose of the rabies vaccine and human rabies immune globulin on the first day, then a dose of the rabies vaccine on days 3, 7, and 14. Paul Best, Fox News, 11 July 2021 The woman was switched to another blood thinner called argatroban, along with intravenous immune globulin, according to the J&J and NEJM accounts. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, 18 Apr. 2021 The team from Norway also recommended treatment with intravenous immune globulin. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Gamma globulin, for example, takes disease-fighting antibodies from healthy donors and gives them to those who cannot make antibodies on their own. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 German researchers have described specialized blood tests that can be used to diagnose the disorder and suggested treatment with a blood product called intravenous immune globulin, which is used to treat various immune disorders. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Apr. 2021 German researchers have described specialized blood tests that can be used to diagnose the disorder, and suggested treatment with a blood product called intravenous immune globulin, which is used to treat various immune disorders. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2021 Holme says the two patients in his study were also successfully treated with immune globulin to help reduce the tendency of the immune cells to clump together with the platelets. Alice Park, Time, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of globulin

1866, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2021

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“Globulin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globulin. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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globulin

noun
glob·​u·​lin | \ ˈgläb-yə-lən How to pronounce globulin (audio) \

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

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