lactalbumin

noun

lact·​al·​bu·​min ˌlak-ˌtal-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce lactalbumin (audio)
: an albumin that is obtained from whey and is similar to serum albumin

Word History

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First Known Use

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lactalbumin was circa 1857

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“Lactalbumin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactalbumin. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

lactalbumin

noun

lact·​al·​bu·​min ˌlak-ˌtal-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce lactalbumin (audio)
: an albumin that is found in milk and is similar to serum albumin
especially : a protein fraction from whey that includes lactoglobulin and is used in foods and in preparing protein hydrolysates
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