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

  • n. A protein fraction of serum involved in maintaining osmotic pressure of the blood and used as a substitute for plasma in the treatment of shock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an albuminous body, closely related to egg albumin, present in nearly all serous fluids; esp., the albumin of blood serum.

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

  • n. albumin occurring in blood serum; serves to maintain the somatic pressure of the blood


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