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Egg white

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Definition

noun'

The white or clear, gelatinous substance surrounding the egg yolk.


Supplement

The egg white serves to protect the egg yolk and provide additional nutrition for the growing embryo. It is composed of several proteins, primarily ovalbumin (54%) dissolved in water.


Word origin: From Late Latin ovi albumen, "white of an egg."

Variant: eggwhite

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