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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.


n. (context protein English) Any of a group of simple proteins, soluble in water only in the presence of salts, that are coagulated by heat; one of the two parts of haemoglobin.


n. a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed


The globulins are a family of globular proteins that have higher molecular weights than albumins and are insoluble in pure water but soluble in dilute salt solutions. Some globulins are produced in the liver, while others are made by the immune system. Globulins, albumin, and fibrinogen are the major blood proteins. The normal concentration of globulins in human blood is about 2.6-4.6 g/dL.

The term "globulin" is sometimes used synonymously with "globular protein". However, albumins are also globular proteins, but are not globulins. All other serum globular proteins are globulins.

Usage examples of "globulin".

Sanderson tried this substance with artificial digestive fluid, in the manner described under globulin, and found that whilst 1.

The secretion of Drosera and gastric juice were both able to dissolve some element or impurity out of the globulin and haematin employed by me.

We probably see the influence of texture in gelatine and globulin when softened by having been soaked in water acting more quickly than when merely wetted.

Not that the world is any poorer for the loss of a globulin farmer, but killing him shifts the focus.

And I saw him and the Cadman woman outside the globulin farm the morning after this SLA demolished it.

If these were the sims from the globulin farm, what were they doing here?

To think that just two weeks ago in front of the burned-out ruins of the Bronx globulin farm, Romy had introduced him to the engineer of all this death and destruction.

A course of streptomycin injections along with gamma globulin and T-cell enhancement will confer temporary immunity and can be started as little as twelve hours before exposure.

And with each kick of his fins Murdock was keenly aware of the gamma globulin shot that felt like a golf ball wedged in his right ass cheek.

That little baby on the screen has a number of antigens and they do, in fact, stimulate the production of a globulin protein in the human system.

Note the insidious onset of late rejection after cessation of globulin therapy.

Beginning in 1963, officials at the Willowbrook State School, a residence for developmentally disabled children in Staten Island, New York, intentionally infected healthy children with hepatitis in order to test the effects of gamma globulin on the disease.

Because there was a case of hepatitis at their school, I took the girls to Doctor Miller for shots of gamma globulin, and to make up for that, took them and two friends to lunch and the movies the next day, a Saturday.

Both the vaccine and the immune globulin required refrigeration, but for a journey of less than 48 hours a thermos with ice would be sufficient.

He left the vaccine and the immune globulin in the refrigerator, after assuring himself that the boy knew better than to eat it.