Definition of Globulin

1. Noun. A family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed.

Definition of Globulin

1. n. 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.

Definition of Globulin

1. Noun. (protein) A protein found in blood and various other structures; one of the two parts of hæmoglobin. ¹

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Definition of Globulin

1. a simple protein [n -S]

Medical Definition of Globulin

1. A simple globular protein which cannot be dissolved in pure water but which can be dissolved if a salt is added to the water. It can also be precipitated out of solution and into a solid with a solution of ammonium sulphate at 50% saturation. Examples of globulin proteins are immunoglobulin and cryoglobulin. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Globulin

globular protein
globular sputum
globular thrombus
globulin (current term)
globulomaxillary cyst
globus cruciger
globus hystericus
globus major
globus pallidus

Literary usage of Globulin

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1. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1906)
"Its solubility is the same as that of serum-globulin, and the question as to its uniform nature is as little settled as in the case of serum-globulin. ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1883)
"The Relation between Serum-Albumen and globulin in Albuminuria. ... But curiously enough the proportion of globulin and of serum-albumen in the ascitic ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"It was isolated by the method detailed in the paper already quoted. As the method employed is important, it is again mentioned here. Both globulin and ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"It has been shown by investigators that the globulin of tetanus and ... When the globulin, which has been separated from horse's serum by means of magnesium ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Having found a proteid of similar composition and properties in the sunflower seed, we have again turned our attention to the globulin of the castor beau, ..."

6. The Proteins of the Wheat Kernel by Thomas Burr Osborne (1907)
"This globulin is chiefly contained in the embryo from which 5 per cent was extracted by ... The preparations of the globulin that were made from the embryo ..."

7. A Guide to the practical examination of urine for the use of physicians and by James Tyson (1895)
"globulin is almost always associated with serum-albumin, from which it may be ... If a precipitate forms it is globulin. globulin is also separated by ..."

8. Chemistry of the Proteids by Gustav Mann (1906)
"Its solubility is the same as that of serum-globulin, and the question as to its uniform nature is as little settled as in the case of serum-globulin. ..."

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