- the white of an egg
- the nutritive protein substance in seeds and around the egg yolk of higher animals
Origin of albumenClassical Latin from albus, white: see elf
- The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
- See albumin.
Origin of albumenLatin albūmen from albus white ; see albho- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural albumens or albumina)