Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a class of proteins that are found extensively in blood plasma, milk, muscle, and plant seeds and that are insoluble in pure water and half saturated ammonium sulfate, soluble in dilute salt solution, and coagulable by heat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The general name of a class of native proteids allied to the albumins, but distinguished from them by being insoluble in pure water.
  • noun A protein body occurring, mixed with albumin, in the cells of the crystalline lens of the eye (whence it is also called crystallin).
  • noun In botany, a name given by Turpin to starch-granules, and by Kieser to chlorophyl-granules, and now applied to such proteids as are soluble in a strong solution of salt, but not in pure water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Phisiol. Chem.) An albuminous body, insoluble in water, but soluble in dilute solutions of salt. It is present in the red blood corpuscles united with hæmatin to form hæmoglobin. It is also found in the crystalline lens of the eye, and in blood serum, and is sometimes called crystallin. In the plural the word is applied to a group of proteid substances such as vitellin, myosin, fibrinogen, etc., all insoluble in water, but soluble in dilute salt solutions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry A protein found in blood and various other structures; one of the two parts of hæmoglobin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[globul(e) + –in.]

Examples

  • Hundreds came to receive immune globulin, which is effective if taken within two weeks of exposure.

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  • Ding et al. (Sept. 17 issue) 1 found that sex hormone-binding globulin, which is predominantly expressed in hepatocytes, may protect against type 2 diabetes.

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  • Information Center for Sickle Cell and Thalassemic Disorder Since each alpha and beta has its own two protein molecules, Hemoglobin actually consists of four different protein molecules, also called globulin chains.

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  • Ding et al. (Sept. 17 issue) 1 found that sex hormone-binding globulin, which is predominantly expressed in hepatocytes, may protect against type 2 diabetes.

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  • Ding et al. (Sept. 17 issue) 1 found that sex hormone-binding globulin, which is predominantly expressed in hepatocytes, may protect against type 2 diabetes.

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  • [2] Since each alpha and beta has its own two protein molecules, Hemoglobin actually consists of four different protein molecules, also called globulin chains.

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  • Information Center for Sickle Cell and Thalassemic Disorder Since each alpha and beta has its own two protein molecules, Hemoglobin actually consists of four different protein molecules, also called globulin chains.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Ding et al. (Sept. 17 issue) 1 found that sex hormone-binding globulin, which is predominantly expressed in hepatocytes, may protect against type 2 diabetes.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Since each alpha and beta has another two protein molecules, Hemoglobin is actually made up of four protein molecules, which is also called globulin chains.

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  • Hyperinsulinemia drives the liver to make more sex-hormone binding globulin, meaning that there is less free testosterone, so in that sense elevated insulin levels do in essence decrease sex hormones.

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