albumin

[al-byoo-muhn]
noun Biochemistry.
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.
Also, albumen.


Origin:
album(en) + -in2

albumen, albumin.
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albumin or albumen (ˈælbjʊmɪn)
 
n
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]
 
albumen or albumen
 
n
 
[C19: from albumen + -in]

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albumin al·bu·min (āl-byōō'mĭn)
n.
A class of simple, water-soluble proteins that can be coagulated by heat and precipitated by strong acids and are found in egg white, blood serum, milk, and many other animal and plant juices and tissues.

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albumin   (āl-by'mĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
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, such as cooked egg white.
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Example sentences
The exemption to egg allergy must be due to traces of albumin in the vaccine
  and known severe side-effects.
They secrete the blood protein albumin, synthesize urea, and make the enzymes
  necessary to break down drugs and toxins.
Albumin, a blood protein, is included to attach polyethylene glycols together.
Albumin is the protein of highest concentration in the serum.
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