Medical Dictionary

beta globin

noun
variants: also

β–globin

\-ˈglō-bən\play

Medical Definition of beta globin

  1. :  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up beta globin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!