any of a group of proteins, fully soluble only in salt solutions, found in both animal and vegetable tissues
Origin of globulinglobul(e) + -in
- Any of a class of proteins that are widespread in blood plasma, milk, muscle, and plant seeds and that are insoluble in pure water but soluble in dilute salt solutions. Blood serum globulins are divided into several groups, including the alpha, beta, and gamma globulins.
- The protein fraction of blood serum containing the globulins; serum globulin.
Origin of globulinglobul(e) -in
- (biochemistry) 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 hæmoglobin.