conalbumin

noun

con·​al·​bu·​min ˌkän-al-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce conalbumin (audio)
: a protein of the white of egg that binds with metal ions (as of iron and copper)

Word History

Etymology

com- + albumin

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conalbumin was in 1900

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“Conalbumin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conalbumin. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

conalbumin

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