Definition of albumin in English:

albumin

Line breaks: al¦bu|min
Pronunciation: /ˈalbjʊmɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A simple form of protein that is soluble in water and coagulable by heat, such as that found in egg white, milk, and (in particular) blood serum: analysis showed traces of haemoglobin and serum albumin [count noun]: human and baboon albumins
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    • The latter phenomenon has also been found for other proteins, such as bovine serum albumin and human serum albumin.
    • Wheat also contains two other proteins, albumin and globulin, which are soluble in water and dissolve when the flour is wetted.
    • The results were also verified by examining the spectra of two purified proteins, albumin and lysozyme.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French albumine, based on Latin albumen, albumin- (see albumen).

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