Definition of ovalbumin in English:

ovalbumin

Line breaks: ov|albu¦min
Pronunciation: /əʊˈvalbjʊmɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • Albumin derived from the white of eggs.
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    • To produce a food allergy in mice, lead author Simon Hogan first injected the animals with small amounts of ovalbumin, a harmless protein found in egg whites.
    • Arrows above the profiles indicate the positions and sizes of the following external standards (from left to right): catalase, aldolase, transferrin, and ovalbumin.
    • Many different preparations of the measles vaccine are available, all containing small amounts, at most, of the egg protein ovalbumin.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin ovi albumen 'albumen of egg', altered on the pattern of albumin.

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