light chain

noun

Definition of light chain

  1. :  either of the two smaller of the four polypeptide chains comprising antibodies — compare heavy chain

First Known Use of light chain

1964


Medical Dictionary

light chain

noun

Medical Definition of light chain

  1. :  either of the two smaller of the four polypeptide chains that are subunits of antibodies—called also L chain; compare heavy chain

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