[ov-al-byoo-min, oh-val-]

noun Biochemistry.

the principal protein of egg white.

Origin of ovalbumin

1825–35; contraction and respelling of Late Latin ovī albūmen (Latin ovī album) egg white; see ovum, albumen
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Medicine definitions for ovalbumin


[ŏv′əl-byōōmĭn, ō′vəl-]


egg albumin
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