beta globin

noun
variants: also β-globin \ -​ˈglō-​bən How to pronounce β-globin (audio) \

Medical Definition of beta globin

: the chain of hemoglobin that is designated beta and that when deficient or defective causes various anemias (as beta-thalassemia or sickle cell anemia) — compare alpha globin

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“Beta globin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/beta%20globin. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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