Definition of albuminoid in English:

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Pronunciation: /alˈbyo͞oməˌnoid/


Another term for scleroprotein.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: al·bu·mi·noid

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