haptoglobin

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noun hap·to·glo·bin \ˈhap-tə-ˌglō-bən\

Definition of haptoglobin

  1. :  any of several forms of an alpha globulin found in blood serum that can combine with free hemoglobin in the plasma and thereby prevent the loss of iron into the urine

Origin and Etymology of haptoglobin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek haptein + International Scientific Vocabulary hemoglobin


First Known Use: 1941


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haptoglobin

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noun hap·to·glo·bin \ˈhap-tə-ˌglō-bən\

Medical Definition of haptoglobin

  1. :  any of several forms of an alpha globulin found in blood serum that can combine with free hemoglobin in the plasma and thereby prevent the loss of iron into the urine


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