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 (ŏv′əl-byo͞o′mĭn, ō′vəl-)
The albumin of egg white.

[Alteration of Late Latin ōvī albūmen : Latin ōvī, genitive sing. of ōvum, egg; see ovum + Latin albūmen, white of an egg; see albumen.]


(Biochemistry) the albumin or main type of protein found in egg whites


(ˌɒv ælˈbyu mɪn, ˌoʊ væl-)

the principal protein of egg white.
[1825–35; < Late Latin ovī albūmen (Latin ovī album) egg white]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ovalbumin - the white part of an eggovalbumin - the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; "she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"
fixings, ingredient - food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
eggs, egg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
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On the other hand, a reduction in the splenocytes number was observed in the mice immunized by ovalbumine (OVA) and then treated with pentachlorophenol or dibenzo-p- dioxins polychlors alone or combined [23].
The study was performed on 80 young and adult Wistar white rats sensibilized with induced allergic pathology by ovalbumine or skin pathology (wounds, burns) divided in experimental and control groups.
The column was calibrated for molecular weight estimations with Ovalbumine (43 kDa), Chymotrypsin (25 kDa), Ribonuclease (13.