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noun, plural: albumens

(1) The egg white.

(2) (biochemistry) The albumin, which is the primary component of the egg white.

(3) (botany) The nutritive matter surrounding the embryo within the seed.


In biochemistry, the albumen pertains to the water-soluble, sulphur-containing protein found in egg white, milk, blood, and other animal and plant tissues and secretions. It coagulates when heated.

Word origin: Latin albūmen, from albus, (white).

Variant: albumin

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