albumen


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albumen

the white of an egg
Not to be confused with:
albumin – a class of simple, sulfur-containing, water-soluble proteins

al·bu·men

 (ăl-byo͞o′mən)
n.
1. The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
2. See albumin.

[Latin albūmen, from albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

albumen

(ˈælbjʊmɪn; -mɛn)
n
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]

al•bu•men

(ælˈbyu mən)

n.
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]

al·bu·men

(ăl-byo͞o′mən)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 eggalbumen - 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
Translations
bílek
munanvalkuainenvalkuainen
bjelanjak
tojásfehérje
beljak
äggvitavita

albumen

albumin [ˈælbjʊmɪn] N (= egg white) → clara f de huevo (Bot) → albumen m (Chem) → albúmina f

albumen

albumin [ˈælbjʊmɪn] n [egg] → albumen m

albumen

nAlbumin nt

albumen

[ˈælbjʊmɪn] nalbume m
References in classic literature ?
They had curled-hair works for the cattle tails, and a "wool pullery" for the sheepskins; they made pepsin from the stomachs of the pigs, and albumen from the blood, and violin strings from the ill-smelling entrails.
It will suffice to quote the highest authority, Robert Brown, who in speaking of certain organs in the Proteaceae, says their generic importance, 'like that of all their parts, not only in this but, as I apprehend, in every natural family, is very unequal, and in some cases seems to be entirely lost.' Again in another work he says, the genera of the Connaraceae 'differ in having one or more ovaria, in the existence or absence of albumen, in the imbricate or valvular aestivation.
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This image is part of the V&A's Francis Frith 'Universal Series' archive which consists of over 4,000 whole-plate albumen prints predominantly of historical and topographical sites.
In the industries of bottled coconut water, the shells are generally discarded and, attached to it, the solid albumen (green coconut pulp).
Then, the height of the albumen and the yolk was measured with a tripod micrometer (Mitutoyo, No: 2050S-19, 0.01-20 mm; Kawasaki-Japan).
In these samples (fifteen eggs per group, eggs were one day old) were evaluated ex ternal and internal egg quality parameters: egg weight, egg shape index, albumen share, yolk share, shell share, albumen height, Haugh unit and yolk colour.
Egg weight, albumen height, Haugh units, eggshell thickness and yolk color were determined within 3 days of egg collection.
Did you know many wines are made using fining agents such as blood and bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fibre from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, gelatin (protein from boiling animal parts) and isinglass (gelatine from fish bladder membranes).
Given the nutritional and economic importance of egg quality, major quality parameters of eggs were measured in 30 eggs per group at the end of the experiment: egg weight, egg shape index, shell color, shell strength, shell thickness, shell weight, albumen height, Haugh units, percentage of yolk, yolk color.
Eggs were tested for the presence of lead by combining yolk and albumen together.
The coatings were applied onto eggs so that the researchers could investigate various quality attributes, including shell-breaking strength, egg albumen index, yolk index, Haugh unit quality (a measure of egg protein quality), shell thickness, weight loss, yolk and shell color, and the pH of the coated eggs during seven weeks of storage at 25 C and 4 C.