Definition of globulin in English:

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globulin

Pronunciation: /ˈɡlɒbjʊlɪn/

noun

Biochemistry
Any of a group of simple proteins soluble in salt solutions and forming a large fraction of blood serum protein.
Example sentences
  • Normal urinary proteins include albumin, serum globulins, and proteins secreted by the nephron.
  • There are several types of simple proteins known as globulins in the blood: alpha, beta, and gamma.
  • The pattern of serum protein electrophoresis results depends on the fractions of two major types of protein: albumin and globulins.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from globule (in the archaic sense 'blood corpuscle') + -in1.

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