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.
Latin albūmenfromalbuswhitealbho- in Indo-European roots
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Albumen Sentence Examples
Gallic acid does not coagulate albumen when used externally.
The dried fruit used for dessert in European countries contains more than half its weight of sugar, about 6% of albumen, and 12% of gummy matter.
Electrolytes possess the power of coagulating solutions of colloids such as albumen and arsenious sulphide.
When applied to broken skin or exposed surfaces it coagulates the albumen in the discharges, forming a protecting layer or coat.
Applied externally lead salts have practically no action upon the unbroken skin, but applied to sores, ulcers or any exposed mucous membranes they coagulate the albumen in the tissues themselves and contract the small vessels.