albumin NOUN Biochemistry a water-soluble form of protein found especially in blood serum and egg white and coagulable by heat.
DERIVATIVES albuminous adjective.

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  • Albuminous — Al*bu mi*nous, Albuminose Al*bu mi*nose , a. [Cf. F. albumineux.] 1. Pertaining to, or containing, albumen; having the properties of, or resembling, albumen or albumin. [1913 Webster] 2. proteinaceous; containing or composed of protein. {Al*bu… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • albuminous — (adj.) 1791, from ALBUMEN (Cf. albumen) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • albuminous — [al byo͞o′mənəs] adj. of, like, or containing albumin or albumen …   English World dictionary

  • albuminous — adjective Date: 1791 relating to, containing, or having the properties of albumen or albumin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • albuminous — /al byooh meuh neuhs/, adj. of, containing, or resembling albumen. Also, albuminose /al byooh meuh nohs /. [1785 95; < LL albumin , s. of albumen ALBUMEN + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • albuminous — adjective Of or pertaining to albumin …   Wiktionary

  • albuminous — Relating to, containing, or consisting of albumin. * * * al·bu·min·ous al byü mə nəs adj relating to, containing, or having the properties of albumen or albumin * * * al·bu·mi·nous (al buґmĭ nəs) containing, charged with, or of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • albuminous — al·bu·mi·nous || æl bjuːmɪnÉ™s adj. resembling an egg white; of or pertaining to albumin or albumen (also albuminose) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • albuminous — al·bu·mi·nous …   English syllables

  • albuminous — al•bu•mi•nous [[t]ælˈbyu mə nəs[/t]] also al•bu•mi•nose [[t] ˌnoʊs[/t]] adj. biochem. of, containing, or resembling albumen or albumin • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

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