Ovalbumin definition

ŏvəl-byo͝omĭn, ōvəl-
The albumin of egg white.
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The albumin of egg white.
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(biochemistry) A glycoprotein which is the primary constituent of egg white.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ovalbumin - ovalbumen

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ovalbumin
Plural:
ovalbumins

Origin of ovalbumin

  • Alteration of Late Latin ōvī albūmen Latin ōvī genitive sing. of ōvum egg ovum Latin albūmen white of an egg albumen

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

  • From Late Latin ovi albumen, "white of an egg."

    From Wiktionary