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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam′ma glob′ulin(n.)

  1. a protein fraction of blood plasma that responds to stimulation of antigens, as bacteria or viruses, by forming antibodies: used in the treatment of some viral diseases.

    Category: Immunology

Origin of gamma globulin:

1955–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamma globulin, human gamma globulin(noun)

    a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses

Wiktionary

  1. gamma globulin(Noun)

    A fraction of blood serum containing the most antibodies.

  2. gamma globulin(Noun)

    A class of proteins in the blood, identified by their position after serum protein electrophoresis. The most significant gamma globulins are antibodies.

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  1. Gamma globulin

    Gamma globulins are a class of globulins, identified by their position after serum protein electrophoresis. The most significant gamma globulins are immunoglobulins, a subclass of which are antibodies, although some Igs are not gamma globulins, and some gamma globulins are not Igs.

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