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[lak-tuh l-byoo-min]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. the simple protein of milk, obtained from whey, used in the preparation of certain foods and in adhesives and varnishes.
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Origin of lactalbumin

First recorded in 1880–85; lact- + albumin
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British Dictionary definitions for lactalbumin


  1. a protein occurring in milk that contains all the amino acids essential to manSee also caseinogen
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Word Origin

C19: from lacto- + albumin
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lactalbumin in Medicine


  1. The albumin contained in milk and obtained from whey.
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