Definitions

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

  • noun The albumin of egg white.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ovoalbumin.

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

  • noun (Physiol. Chem.) The albumin from white of eggs; egg albumin; -- in distinction from serum albumin. See albumin.

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  • noun biochemistry A glycoprotein which is the primary constituent of egg white

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of Late Latin ōvī albūmen : Latin ōvī, genitive sing. of ōvum, egg; see ovum + Latin albūmen, white of an egg; see albumen.]

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From Late Latin ovi albumen, "white of an egg."

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