globulin

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To fight off the invaders, the team administered a mix of antibodies known as intravenous immune globulin, or IVIG. Kenneth R Miller, Discover Magazine, 11 Dec. 2022 Medications including immunosuppressants and steroids have been used in treatment, and last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug made from intravenous immune globulin, or IVIG, which uses antibodies derived from plasma. Laura Landro, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2022 Rabies vaccines are available, according to the CDC, as well as doses of rabies immune globulin. The Courier-Journal, 17 Aug. 2022 The immune globulin provides an immediate supply of antibodies, while the vaccine prompts people to generate their own antibodies. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 19 Apr. 2022 Immune globulin must be administered within two weeks after exposure for maximum protection. Julia Musto, Fox News, 19 Nov. 2021 How is rabies treated? Treatment involves a post-exposure protective dose of immune globulin and four doses of the rabies vaccine over a 14-day period, the CDC says. Korin Miller, Health.com, 29 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of globulin was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Globulin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globulin. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

globulin

noun
glob·​u·​lin ˈgläb-yə-lən How to pronounce globulin (audio)
: any of a class of simple proteins that cannot be dissolved in pure water but can be dissolved in weak salt solutions and that occur widely in plant and animal tissues

Medical Definition

globulin

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