[ al-byoo-muhn ]
/ ælˈbyu mən /
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any of a class of simple, sulfur-containing, water-soluble proteins that coagulate when heated, occurring in egg white, milk, blood, and other animal and vegetable tissues and secretions.
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Example sentences from the Web for albumin
By removing a portion of the circulating plasma in mice and replacing it with a solution of albumin and saline, researchers were able to dilute these harmful molecules and cause muscle, liver, and brain tissues to behave as if they were younger.Cracking the code of biological aging could solve America’s health care crisis|matthewheimer|December 30, 2020|Fortune
British Dictionary definitions for albumin
/ (ˈælbjʊmɪn) /
any of a group of simple water-soluble proteins that are coagulated by heat and are found in blood plasma, egg white, etc
Word Origin for albumin
C19: from albumen + -in
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Medical definitions for albumin
[ ăl-byōō′mĭn ]
A class of simple, water-soluble proteins that can be coagulated by heat and precipitated by strong acids and are found in egg white, blood serum, milk, and many other animal and plant juices and tissues.
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Scientific definitions for albumin
[ ăl-byōō′mĭn ]
A class of proteins found in egg white, milk, blood, and various other plant and animal tissues. Albumins dissolve in water and form solid or semisolid masses when heated, such as cooked egg white.
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