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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.

al·bu′mi·nous adj.


(Biochemistry) of or containing albumin


(ælˈbyu mə nəs)

also al•bu•mi•nose


of, containing, or resembling albumen or albumin.
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Adj.1.albuminous - relating to or containing or resembling albuminalbuminous - relating to or containing or resembling albumin


[ælˈbjuːmɪnəs] ADJalbuminoso


References in classic literature ?
Then turning round its body, by the aid of its posterior and narrow pair of pincers, it extracts the white albuminous substance.
laticuspis share the following characteristics with the Grossulariaceae and Saxifragaceae families: small size; fleshy tissues that cover the seed coat as an aril or sarcotesta of gelatinous pulp; albuminous nature with a small or tiny embryo; and endosperm containing oily food reserves (Corner, 1976).
Soluble proteins consist of albuminous fractions, antibodies and enzymes, although as the duration of exposure period was increased there were depletion in soluble protein contents because of the inhibition of protein synthesis by phosphine.
Cases and observations illustrative of renal disease accompanied with the secretion of albuminous urine Guy's Hospital Report 1836;10:338-40.
The alveoli were full of a homogeneous, coagulated, albuminous exudate, often containing red blood corpuscles, and in the more affected parts leucocytes and endothelial cells.
Histological structure of tubules is preserved; local albuminous and hydropic degeneration is being formed in the epithelium of tubules.
These signs significantly increased during the 3d day and they were characterized both by the occurrence of osteoblasts and perivascular spaces near capillaries and the occurrence of ultrastructural signs of albuminous and synthetic processes revealed through the increase of endoplasmic net.