Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of a class of bodies in which albumin appears to be in weak combination with a base. Alkali albuminate is regarded by some as identical with casein.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A substance produced by the action of an alkali upon albumin, and resembling casein in its properties; also, a compound formed by the union of albumin with another substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry A compound of albumin and a base or acid

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • America, investing in it one of the “usual amounts,” promising to make Howells over again body and soul with the life-giving albuminate.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • In THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN for May 27, 1876, in a report of the proceedings of the New York Academy of Science, will be seen the statement of Prof. Falke, who found metallic mercury in a can of preserved corn beef, together with a considerable quantity of albuminate of mercury.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884

  • Ehrhardt (Eng.Pat. 2,407, 1898) patented a method of making antiseptic mercury soap by using mercury albuminate -- a combination of mercuric chloride and casein, which is soluble in alkali, and added to the soap in an alkaline solution.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • Almost immediately after its introduction into the fistula there is formed about it an almost impermeable layer of a metallic albuminate, which effectively prevents further rapid action of the caustic.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • It was just at this period (the beginning of 1902) that he was promoting with his capital and enthusiasm the plasmon interests in America, investing in it one of the "usual amounts," promising to make Howells over again body and soul with the life-giving albuminate.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • It was just at this period (the beginning of 1902) that he was promoting with his capital and enthusiasm the plasmon interests in America, investing in it one of the "usual amounts," promising to make Howells over again body and soul with the life-giving albuminate.

    Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume III, Part 1: 1900-1907

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