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A blood protein that plays a major role in the process of immunity. Sometimes the term “gamma globulin” refers to a whole group of blood proteins that are known as antibodies or immunoglobulins (Ig). Most often, however, it applies to a particular immunoglobulin, designated as IgG, believed to be the most abundant type of antibody in the body.
See also: Immunoglobulin (Ig)
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