Definition of lactalbumin in English:

lactalbumin

Syllabification: lac·tal·bu·min
Pronunciation: /ˌlakˌtalˈbyo͞omin
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A protein or mixture of similar proteins occurring in milk, obtained after the removal of casein and soluble in a salt solution.
    More example sentences
    • Products containing lactic acid, lactalbumin, lactate and casein do not contain lactose.
    • WPC contains biological compounds, like lactoferrin, alpha lactalbumin, immunoglobins and beta lactoglobins, affecting everything from your immune system to nitrogen balance to fat loss.
    • Antibodies to the principal cow's milk proteins were analyzed, including casein, [alpha] lactalbumin, and [beta] lactoglobulin.

Origin

late 19th century: from lacto- 'of milk' + albumin.

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