albumin

or al·bu·men

[ al-byoo-muh n ]
/ ælˈbyu mən /

noun Biochemistry.

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.

Nearby words

  1. albumblatt,
  2. albumen,
  3. albumen paper,
  4. albumen plate,
  5. albumenize,
  6. albumin color,
  7. albumin-globulin ratio,
  8. albuminate,
  9. albuminize,
  10. albuminoid

Origin of albumin


Can be confusedalbumen albumin

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British Dictionary definitions for albumin

albumin

albumen

/ (ˈælbjʊmɪn) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for albumin

albumin

see albumen.

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Medicine definitions for albumin

albumin

[ ăl-byōōmĭn ]

n.

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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Science definitions for albumin

albumin

[ ăl-byōōmĭn ]

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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