albumin

noun
al·​bu·​min | \ al-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce albumin (audio) , ˈal-ˌbyü- How to pronounce albumin (audio) , -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

Examples of albumin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The organization recommends two main tests: the glomerular filtration rate and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio tests. Kendall Ross, ABC News, 22 Mar. 2022 The affected mice also had more trouble remembering their way through mazes than did their younger and relatively albumin-free counterparts. Daniela Kaufer, Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2021 Your doctor can also check your urine for blood or albumin, which may also be signs of kidney disease. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 17 May 2021 When the albumin showed up, other experiments showed us, TGFβ started to get active. Daniela Kaufer, Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2021 The original hard SweeTarts are vegan, but the chewy variety are not (they're made with egg albumin). Taylyn Washington-harmon, Health.com, 16 Oct. 2020 Even his laboratory results belied his smiling face: low potassium and albumin levels, suggesting starvation. New York Times, 16 May 2018 Second is testosterone loosely bound to albumin (a protein in the blood) which can be used but is not as immediately available as free testosterone. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 17 May 2018 Total testosterone includes all testosterone (free testosterone as well as all the testosterone bound to the two proteins in the blood, albumin and SHBG). Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 17 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of albumin

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albumin

borrowed from French albumine, from albumen "egg white, water-soluble protein of egg white" (borrowed from Late Latin albūmen "egg white") + -ine -in entry 1 — more at albumen

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The first known use of albumin was in 1801

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“Albumin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albumin. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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albumin

noun
al·​bu·​min | \ al-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce albumin (audio) \

Kids Definition of albumin

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

albumin

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

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

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