conalbumin

noun con·al·bu·min \ ˌkän-al-ˈbyü-mən \

Definition of conalbumin

: a protein of the white of egg that binds with metal ions (as of iron and copper)

Origin and Etymology of conalbumin

com- + albumin


Medical Dictionary

conalbumin

noun con·al·bu·min \ ˌkän-al-ˈbyü-mən, ˈkän-al-ˌ \

medical Definition of conalbumin

: a protein of the white of an egg that is obtained from the filtrate from the crystallization of ovalbumin and that combines with iron salts to form a red iron-protein complex

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