albumin

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al·bu·min

noun \al-ˈbyü-mən; ˈal-ˌbyü-, -byə-\

Definition of ALBUMIN

:  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 of ALBUMIN

International Scientific Vocabulary albumen + -in
First Known Use: 1802

al·bu·min

noun \al-ˈbyü-mən; ˈal-ˌbyü-, -byə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALBUMIN

: 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

albumin

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a diverse class of proteins historically defined by their ability to dissolve in water and in a half-saturated (see saturation) solution of ammonium sulfate. They are readily coagulated by heating. Examples include serum albumin, a major component of plasma; -lactalbumin, found in milk; ovalbumin, which makes up about half the proteins of egg white; and conalbumin, another egg-white protein. Ovalbumin is used commercially in the food, wine, adhesives, paper coatings, pharmaceutical, and other industries and in research.

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