Definition of lactalbumin in English:


Line breaks: lact|al¦bu¦min
Pronunciation: /lakˈtalbjʊmɪn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A protein or mixture of similar proteins occurring in milk, obtained after the removal of casein and soluble in a salt solution.
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    • 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.


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

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