any of a class of chemical compounds derived from albumins by the action of certain enzymes, as in digestion
Any of a class of substances derived from albumins and formed by the enzymatic breakdown of proteins during digestion.
Origin of albumoseFrench albumine albumin ; see albumin . -ose -ose ; see -ose 2.
From albumin (=albumen) 'protein' (from French albumine, from Latin albumen 'egg white', from albus 'white')