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

  • n. The albumin of egg white.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A glycoprotein which is the primary constituent of egg white

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The albumin from white of eggs; egg albumin; -- in distinction from serum albumin. See albumin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as ovoalbumin.

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

  • n. the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water

Etymologies

Alteration of Late Latin ōvī albūmen : Latin ōvī, genitive sing. of ōvum, egg; see ovum + Latin albūmen, white of an egg; see albumen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin ovi albumen, "white of an egg." (Wiktionary)

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