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A plasma protein that is a normal constituent of blood serum and functions in the binding of free hemoglobin in the bloodstream.
[Greek haptein, to bind, fasten + (hemo)globin.]
a. a protein that is present in blood plasma and can join with free haemoglobin
b. (as modifier): haptoglobin genes.
2. (Biochemistry) (as modifier): haptoglobin genes.
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|Noun||1.||haptoglobin - a protein in plasma that binds free hemoglobin and removes it (as from wounds)|
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
hap·to·glo·bin[MIM*140100 & 140210]
n. haptoglobina, mucoproteína que se une a la hemoglobina libre en el plasma.