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alpha globin

noun
variants: also

α–globin

Medical Definition of alpha globin

  1. :  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, 1 Nov. 1984—compare beta globin


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