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thyroxine-binding globulin


Definition: an a-globulin of blood with a strong binding affinity for thyroxine; triiodothyronine is bound to it much less firmly; a deficiency or excess of this protein may occur as a rare benign X-linked disorder.

Synonym(s): thyroxine-binding protein1

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