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- n. One of the two major types of albumin found in egg white (the other being ovalbumin), which isolates and sequesters metallic contaminants in the egg white.
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And another, called conalbumin, that deprives microbes of iron, which they need to grow.
VIGRAN: Which meant there was just more iron than the conalbumin could mop up, leaving plenty for the microbes.
The copper in the bowl reacts with the conalbumin of egg whites much like cream of tartar to stabilize egg-white foam.