ov·​al·​bu·​min | \ ˌä-val-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce ovalbumin (audio) , ˌō- \

Definition of ovalbumin

1 : the principal albumin of white of egg especially : the crystalline part of egg albumins
2 : dried whites of eggs

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Recent Examples on the Web Most flu vaccines administered today are manufactured using chicken eggs and contain trace amounts of a protein called ovalbumin. Ben Tinker, CNN, "Allergic to eggs? You can now get the flu shot, new guidelines say," 19 Dec. 2017 Most flu vaccinations are made using chicken eggs and contain small amounts of the protein ovalbumin, which has been thought to be a no-go for egg allergy sufferers. Emily Price, Fortune, "People With Egg Allergies Can Now Get The Traditional Flu Shot," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of ovalbumin

circa 1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ovalbumin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovalbumin. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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ov·​al·​bu·​min | \ ˌäv-al-ˈbyü-mən How to pronounce ovalbumin (audio) , ˌōv- How to pronounce ovalbumin (audio) \

Medical Definition of ovalbumin

: the principal albumin of white of egg

called also egg albumin

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