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  • adj. Of or pertaining to albumin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or containing, albumen; having the properties of, or resembling, albumen or albumin.
  • adj. proteinaceous; containing or composed of protein.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as albuminose.

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

  • adj. relating to or containing or resembling albumin

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Examples

  • Fremy devised the theory of hemi-organism, which meant nothing more than that he gave up Liebig's theory of 1843, together with the additions which Boutron and he had made to it in 1846; in other words, he abandoned the idea of albuminous substances being ferments, to take up another idea, that albuminous substances in contact with air are peculiarly adapted to undergo organization into new beings -- that is, the living ferments which we had discovered -- and that the ferments of beer and of the grape have a common origin.

    The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)

  • In 1864 Fremy devised the theory of hemi-organism, which meant nothing more than that he gave up Liebig’s theory of 1843, together with the additions which Boutron and he had made to it in 1846; in other words, he abandoned the idea of albuminous substances being ferments, to take up another idea, that albuminous substances in contact with air are peculiarly adapted to undergo organization into new beings—that is, the living ferments which we had discovered—and that the ferments of beer and of the grape have a common origin.

    VI. The Physiological Theory of Fermentation. Reply to the Critical Observations of Liebig, Published in 1870

  • a general result of the analyses it may be stated, that in the carcass of an ox in good condition, the quantity of fat will be from two to nearly three times as great as that of the so called albuminous compounds; in a sheep three or four times, and in the pig four or five times as great.

    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

  • This varies from 35 to 55 per cent. of the whole, when the tree is felled, and contains a great many substances, such as albuminous matter, sugar, starch, resin, etc., etc., with a large portion of water.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885

  • The nitrogen and carbon are most available in the form of organic compounds, such as albuminous material.

    Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition A Concise Manual for the Use of Students in Dairying

  • The earlier and lower stage are the unnucleated cytodes, the body of which consists of only one kind of albuminous matter -- the homogeneous plasson or "formative matter."

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • Cambridge University capillaries carbon albuminous combination of

    The Edge of Evolution

  • When the cell was probed, it might have turned out to be the “simple little lump of albuminous combination of carbon”13 that Ernst Haeckel innocently expected more than a century ago, rather than the elaborate mechanized factory it is now known to be.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • To the microscopes of the nineteenth century the cell looked like “a simple little lump of albuminous combination of carbon.”

    The Edge of Evolution

  • The eminent embryologist Ernst Haeckel called it a “simple little lump of albuminous combination of carbon”10—in other words, just some gray goo.

    The Edge of Evolution

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