albumen

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

Definition of albumen 

1 : the white of an egg — see egg illustration

2 : albumin

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What: The exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art features more than 150 photographic daguerreotypes, albumen prints, stereographic images and salt prints. Chris Granger, NOLA.com, "Swipe the photos and see modern New Orleans compared with rare 19th-century photos," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of albumen

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for albumen

Late Latin, from Latin albus

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albumen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of albumen

: the part of the inside of an egg that is clear before it is cooked and white after it is cooked : the white of an egg

albumen

noun
al·bu·men | \al-ˈbyü-mən \

Kids Definition of albumen

1 : the white of an egg

2 : albumin

albumen

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

Medical Definition of albumen 

1 : the white of an egg

2 : albumin

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