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albumin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Albumin  \Al*bu"min\,  n.  (Chem.) 
  A  thick,  viscous  nitrogenous  substance,  which  is  the  chief 
  and  characteristic  constituent  of  white  of  eggs  and  of  the 
  serum  of  blood,  and  is  found  in  other  animal  substances,  both 
  fluid  and  solid,  also  in  many  plants.  It  is  soluble  in  water 
  and  is  coagulated  by  heat  and  by  certain  chemical  reagents. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  albumin 
  n  :  a  simple  water-soluble  protein  found  in  many  animal  tissues 
  and  liquids  [syn:  {albumen}] 




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