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albumin

[al-byoo-muh n] /ælˈbyu mən/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
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
Can be confused
albumen, albumin.
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British Dictionary definitions for albumins

albumin

/ˈælbjʊmɪn/
noun
1.
any of a group of simple water-soluble proteins that are coagulated by heat and are found in blood plasma, egg white, etc
Word Origin
C19: from albumen + -in
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albumin

see albumen.

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albumins in Medicine

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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albumins in Science
albumin
  (āl-by'mĭn)   
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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