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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A class of substances derived from albumins and formed by the enzymatic breakdown of proteins during digestion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of derived albumins (see albumin) which result from the albumins proper, as also from the albuminoids and the albuminous radicals of the nucleo-albumins and -proteids, through the action of proteolytic ferments, or on decomposition by means of acids or alkalis.

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

  • noun (Chem.) A compound or class of compounds formed from albumin by dilute acids or by an acid solution of pepsin. Used also in combination, as antialbumose, hemialbumose.

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

  • noun A substance formed by proteins during digestion
  • noun Any proteose

Etymologies

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

[French : albumine, albumin; see albumin + -ose, -ose; see –ose.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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