The protein of hemoglobin; α-g. and β-g. represent the two types of chains found in adult hemoglobin. SYN: hematohiston.

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glo·bin 'glō-bən n a colorless protein obtained by removal of heme from a conjugated protein and esp. hemoglobin

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a protein, found in the body, that can combine with iron-containing groups to form haemoglobin (which is found in red blood cells) and myohaemoglobin (found in muscle).

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glo·bin (gloґbin) 1. the protein constituent of hemoglobin; see also globin chain, under chain. 2. any member of a group of proteins similar to the typical globin.

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