alpha globin

noun
variants: also α-globin

Medical Definition of alpha globin

: the chain of hemoglobin that is designated alpha and that when deficient or defective causes a form of anemia known as alpha-thalassemia … an individual totally lacking the specific gene responsible for making an essential part of hemoglobin called the alpha globin chain.The New York Times — compare beta globin

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“Alpha globin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alpha%20globin. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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