conalbumin

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

Definition of conalbumin

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

First Known Use of conalbumin

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conalbumin

com- + albumin

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“Conalbumin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conalbumin. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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conalbumin

noun
con·​al·​bu·​min | \ ˌkän-al-ˈbyü-mən, ˈkän-al-ˌ How to pronounce conalbumin (audio) \

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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