Gamma globulin
A major class of immunoglobulins found in the blood, including many of the most common antibodies circulating in the blood. Also called immunoglobulin G (IgG).

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gamma globulin n
1 a) a protein fraction of blood rich in antibodies
b) a sterile solution of gamma globulin from pooled human blood administered esp. for passive immunity against measles, German measles, hepatitis A, or poliomyelitis
2) any of numerous globulins of blood plasma or serum that have less electrophoretic mobility at alkaline pH than serum albumins, alpha globulins, or beta globulins and that include most antibodies

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gam·ma glob·u·lin (gamґə globґu-lin) see under globulin.

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