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globin

[gloh-bin] /ˈgloʊ bɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
the protein component of hemoglobin, made up of alpha and beta chains.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Latin glob(us) globe, sphere + -in2
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  • Instead, it combines with the nterminal groups on the four globin chains.
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globin

/ˈɡləʊbɪn/
noun
1.
(biochem) the protein component of the pigments myoglobin and haemoglobin
Word Origin
C19: from Latin globus ball, sphere + -in
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globin in Medicine

globin glo·bin (glō'bĭn)
n.
The protein that is a constituent of hemoglobin. Also called hematohiston.

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