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the white of an egg
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albumin – a class of simple, sulfur-containing, water-soluble proteins
1. The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
2. See albumin.
1. (Zoology) the white of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance, mostly an albumin, that surrounds the yolk
2. (Botany) a rare name for endosperm
3. (Biochemistry) a variant spelling of albumin
[C16: from Latin: white of an egg, from albus white]
1. the white of an egg.
2. the nutritive matter around the embryo in a seed.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin albūmen, derivative of Latin albus white]
The white of the egg of certain animals, especially birds and reptiles, consisting mostly of the protein albumin. The albumen supplies water to the growing embryo and also cushions it.
albumen, albumin - Albumen is the white of an egg, from Latin albus, "white"; albumin is a protein within the albumen.
See also related terms for protein.
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|Noun||1.||albumen - a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids|
ricin, ricin toxin - a toxic protein extracted from castor beans; used as a chemical reagent; can be used as a bioweapon; "one milligram of ricin can kill an adult"
lactalbumin - albumin occurring in milk
serum albumin - albumin occurring in blood serum; serves to maintain the somatic pressure of the blood
simple protein - a protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed
|2.||albumen - 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"
albumenalbumin [ˈælbjʊmɪn] n [egg] → albumen m
n → Albumin nt