Albumen Definition

ăl-byo͝omən
noun
The white of an egg.
Webster's New World
The nutritive protein substance in seeds and around the egg yolk of higher animals.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
American Heritage Medicine

The white part of an egg; being mostly the protein albumin and 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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Other Word Forms of Albumen

Noun

Singular:
albumen
Plural:
albumens, albumina

Origin of Albumen

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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