Definition of albumen in English:


Line breaks: al¦bu|men
Pronunciation: /ˈalbjʊmɪn


[mass noun]
Egg white, or the protein contained in it.
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  • The suite of maternal proteins in the crude albumen creates complex banding patterns, with high probability of differences between females.
  • The negative charge repels plasma proteins, including albumen, so they are not filtered but remain in the blood.
  • Protein was determined by the method of Bradford using bovine serum albumen as the standard protein.


late 16th century: from Latin, 'egg white', from albus 'white'.

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