al·​bu·​men | \ al-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce albumen (audio) ; 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,, "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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English Language Learners Definition of albumen

technical : 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


al·​bu·​men | \ al-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce albumen (audio) \

Kids Definition of albumen

1 : the white of an egg
2 : albumin


al·​bu·​men | \ al-ˈbyü-mən; ˈal-ˌbyü- How to pronounce albumen (audio) , -byə- How to pronounce albumen (audio) \

Medical Definition of albumen

1 : the white of an egg
2 : albumin

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