|phase in plant life which begins with a spore produced by meiosis|
|form of a diploid plant in the alternation of generations that produces asexual spores|
albumen al·bu·men (āl-by&oomacr;'mən)
The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
|albumen (āl-by'mən) Pronunciation Key
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 is used commercially in making wine, vinegars, lithographs, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.