a blood plasma protein that is separable from other globulins by electrophoresis.
alpha globulin n.
A type of globulin in blood plasma that exhibits great colloidal mobility in electrically charged neutral or alkaline solutions.
- Alpha girl
noun the dominant or primary girl within a group, esp. one who bullies; also called alpha female Examples alpha girls in middle school Word Origin 1994 Usage Note slang
- Alpha granule
alpha granule alpha granule n. A granule of an alpha cell.
- Alpha helix
the rodlike spatial configuration of many protein molecules in which the polypeptide backbone is stabilized by hydrogen bonds between amino acids in successive helical turns. noun (biochem) a helical conformation of a polypeptide chain, found abundantly in the structure of proteins alpha helix n. The helical form, turned in a right-handed direction, of many proteins. […]