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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
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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.
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(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]
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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.
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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.
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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
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