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globulin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Globulin  \Glob"u*lin\,  n.  [From  {Globule}:  cf  F.  globuline.] 
  (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  h[ae]matin  to  form  h[ae]moglobin.  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  globulin 
  n  :  a  family  of  proteins  found  in  blood  and  milk  and  muscle  and 
  in  plant  seed 




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