heavy chain

noun

Definition of heavy chain

:either of the two larger of the four polypeptide chains comprising antibodies — compare light chain

First Known Use of heavy chain

1964


Medical Dictionary

heavy chain

noun \ ˈhev-ē-ˈchān \

medical Definition of heavy chain

:either of the two larger of the four polypeptide chains comprising antibodies — compare light chain

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