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albumin

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noun al·bu·min \al-ˈbyü-mən; ˈal-ˌbyü-, -byə-\

Definition of albumin

  1. :  any of numerous simple heat-coagulable water-soluble proteins that occur in blood plasma or serum, muscle, the whites of eggs, milk, and other animal substances and in many plant tissues and fluids



Origin and Etymology of albumin

International Scientific Vocabulary albumen + -in


First Known Use: 1802


ALBUMIN Defined for Kids

albumin

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noun al·bu·min \al-ˈbyü-mən\

Definition of albumin for Students

  1. :  any of various proteins that dissolve in water and occur in blood, the whites of eggs, and in plant and animal tissues




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albumin

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noun al·bu·min \al-ˈbyü-mən; ˈal-ˌbyü-, -byə-\

Medical Definition of albumin

  1. :  any of numerous simple heat-coagulable water-soluble proteins that occur in blood plasma or serum, muscle, the whites of eggs, milk, and other animal substances and in many plant tissues and fluids




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