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Related to albumin: egg albumin
a class of simple, sulfur-containing, water-soluble proteins
Not to be confused with:
albumen – the white of an egg
Any of a class of water-soluble proteins that are found in egg white, blood serum, milk, and many other animal and plant tissues. Also called albumen.
(Biochemistry) any of a group of simple water-soluble proteins that are coagulated by heat and are found in blood plasma, egg white, etc
[C19: from albumen + -in]
or al•bu•men(ælˈbyu mən)
any of a class of simple, sulfur-containing, water-soluble proteins that coagulate when heated, occurring in egg white, milk, blood, and other animal and vegetable tissues and secretions.
A class of proteins found in egg white, milk, blood, and various other plant and animal tissues. Albumins dissolve in water and form solid or semisolid masses when heated.
See also related terms for protein.
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|Noun||1.||albumin - 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