Albumen meaning

ăl-byo͝omən
The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
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The white of an egg.
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The nutritive protein substance in seeds and around the egg yolk of higher animals.
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The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
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The white of the egg of certain animals, especially birds and reptiles, consisting mostly of the protein albumin. The albumen supplies water to the growing embryo and also cushions it. Albumen is used commercially in making wine, vinegars, lithographs, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.
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The white part of an egg; being mostly the protein albumin and water.
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Origin of albumen

  • Latin albūmen from albus white albho- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin albūmen (“white of an egg”), from albus (“white”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élbʰos (“white”).

    From Wiktionary