Definition of ovalbumin in English:


Syllabification: ov·al·bu·min
Pronunciation: /ˌävəlˈbyo͞omən, ˌōvəl-


Albumin derived from the white of eggs.
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

Definition of ovalbumin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbimbəl
walk or travel at a leisurely pace