Definition of albuminoid in English:


Line breaks: al¦bu¦min|oid
Pronunciation: /alˈbjuːmɪnɔɪd


  • another term for scleroprotein.
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    • In [, in] 1846 the German Baron Justus von Liebig classified foodstuffs by their content of carbohydrates, fats, and oils, and what were then called ‘albuminoids’ or ‘nitrogenous matter’, now known as proteins.
    • He found that albuminoids derived from decaying vegetable substances did not have the same effect.
    • Dogs fed a diet of only sugar and fat would not survive, but dogs whose diets included albuminoids would.

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