serum albumin


noun
  1. Biochemistry. the principal protein of blood plasma, important in osmotic regulation of the blood and transport of metabolites.

  2. the commercial form of this substance, used in dye preparations, foodstuffs, and in medicine especially in the treatment of shock.

Origin of serum albumin

1
First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby serum albumin

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for serum albumin

serum albumin

noun
  1. a form of albumin that is the most abundant protein constituent of blood plasma: See also albumin

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012