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Definition of "albumin" []

  • A class of simple, water-soluble proteins that can be coagulated by heat and are found in egg white, blood serum, milk, and many other animal and plant tissues. Also called albumen. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "albumin" in a sentence
  • "The liver produces a major protein in the blood called albumin, which is key to regulating the fluid balance within our bodies."
  • "Not sure if it's that clear in this photo, but the albumin is a lot more gelatinous and more tightly bound to the yolk then with normal chicken eggs."
  • "So, instead of seeing ingredients like albumin, which is a particular protein derived from eggs, you will actually see on the nutrition label ingredients from eggs."