1. [syn: albumin, albumen]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Albumin \Al*bu"min\, n. (Chem.)
A thick, viscous nitrogenous substance, which is the chief
and characteristic constituent of white of eggs and of the
serum of blood, and is found in other animal substances, both
fluid and solid, also in many plants. It is soluble in water
and is coagulated by heat and by certain chemical reagents.
Acid albumin, a modification of albumin produced by the
action of dilute acids. It is not coagulated by heat.
Alkali albumin, albumin as modified by the action of
alkaline substances; -- called also albuminate.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues
and liquids [syn: albumin, albumen]