lambda chain

noun
variants: or λ chain

Medical Definition of lambda chain

: a polypeptide chain of one of the two types of light chain that are found in antibodies and can be distinguished antigenically and by the sequence of amino acids in the chain — compare kappa chain

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“Lambda chain.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lambda%20chain. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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