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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Albumen  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  albumen 
  n  1:  a  simple  water-soluble  protein  found  in  many  animal  tissues 
  and  liquids  [syn:  {albumin}] 
  2:  the  white  of  an  egg;  the  nutritive  and  protective  gelatinous 
  substance  surrounding  the  yolk  consisting  mainly  of 
  albumin  dissolved  in  water  [syn:  {egg  white},  {ovalbumin}] 




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