Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See scleroprotein.
  • adj. Composed of or resembling albumin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of albumin
  • adj. like albumen
  • n. A simple protein of a subclass mainly derived from animal connective or supportive tissue

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling albumin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling albumen or albumin.
  • n. A substance resembling albumin; proteid (which see).
  • n. Also written albumenoid.
  • n. The albuminoids represent a class of albumins which, in contradistinction to the albumins proper, are essential components of the intercellular structures and result from the albumins, in the narrower sense of the term, through the activity of cellular elements. As a class they do not contain all the typical radicals of the pure albumins, and for this reason, nodoubt, their nutritive value is distinctly less than that of the albumins proper. They are largely found in the supporting tissues of the animal body, namely, the connective tissue, cartilage, and bone. The group comprises collagen (gelatin), elastin, spongm, fibroin, albumoid, etc. Also called glutinoid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye

Etymologies

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From albumin (=albumen) 'protein' (from French albumine, from Latin albumen 'egg white', from albus 'white')

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  • Railway telegraphers' shorthand for "Have wired general freight agent". --US Railway Assn. Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 19, 2013