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The chief protein occurring in the white of egg and resembling serum albumin; also found in phosphorylated form.
1. The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
2. See albumin.
A type of simple protein, varieties of which are widely distributed throughout the tissues and fluids of plants and animals; albumin is soluble in pure water, precipitable from solution by strong acids, and coagulable by heat in acid or neutral solution.
[L. albumen (-min-), the white of egg]
1. A nutritive substance surrounding a developing EMBRYO, as in the white of an egg.
egg whitea solution of protein in water which is secreted by the oviduct of birds and some reptiles. Albumen surrounds the embryo and yolk which it cushions within the shell of the egg. It is eventually absorbed by the embryo as food.
the white of the egg; typically comprising 60% of a bird egg. It consists of a middle dense layer surrounded by an inner liquid layer and an outer liquid layer. It surrounds the yolk and is surrounded by the egg membrane and shell.