lac·​to·​glob·​u·​lin | \ ˌlak-tə-ˈglä-byə-lən How to pronounce lactoglobulin (audio) \

Definition of lactoglobulin

: a crystalline protein fraction that is obtained from the whey of milk

Examples of lactoglobulin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using mass spectrometry analysis, the team identified peptides from the beta lactoglobulin protein in seven of these individuals’ calcified plaque. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Prehistoric Farmers’ Teeth Show Humans Were Drinking Animal Milk 6,000 Years Ago," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lactoglobulin

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Lactoglobulin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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

Medical Definition of lactoglobulin

: a crystalline protein fraction that is obtained from the whey of milk

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