haptoglobin

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

Definition of haptoglobin 

: 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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If more blood is being destroyed than usual, the level of haptoglobin drops. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "Why Wouldn’t the Lump Under the Patient’s Jaw Go Away?," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of haptoglobin

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haptoglobin

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

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haptoglobin

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

Medical Definition of haptoglobin 

: 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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