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Meaning of ALBUMEN

Pronunciation:  al'byoomun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the white of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
  2. [n]  a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids

ALBUMEN is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: albumin, egg white, ovalbumin
 See Also: egg, eggs, fixings, ingredient, lactalbumin, ricin, serum albumin, simple protein



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al*bu"men\, n. [L., fr. albus white.]
1. The white of an egg.

2. (Bot.) Nourishing matter stored up within the integuments
   of the seed in many plants, but not incorporated in the
   embryo. It is the floury part in corn, wheat, and like
   grains, the oily part in poppy seeds, the fleshy part in
   the cocoanut, etc.

3. (Chem.) Same as {Albumin}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Nutritive tissue in a seed; in angiosperms it's triploid and is formed in the embryo sac after fertilization. In gymnosperms, it's haploid and is derived from the sterile portion of the female gametophyte. Compare perisperm.
Thesaurus Terms
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