Noun Albumin Definition and Examples







A simple form of protein that is soluble in water and coagulable by heat, such as that found in egg white, milk, and (in particular) blood serum.
  1. count noun 'human and baboon albumins'
  2. 'The latter phenomenon has also been found for other proteins, such as bovine serum albumin and human serum albumin.'
  3. 'Wheat also contains two other proteins, albumin and globulin, which are soluble in water and dissolve when the flour is wetted.'
  4. 'This leads to a relatively simple RRS of albumin in which selectively enhanced vibrations dominate.'
  5. 'The body eliminates bilirubin by transporting it to the liver bound to albumin in the serum.'
  6. 'Normal urinary proteins include albumin, serum globulins, and proteins secreted by the nephron.'
  7. 'Protein, acetone, albumin, bile salts are also checked once in two months to evaluate kidney functioning.'
  8. 'They tested the livers for the presence of human albumin, a protein produced only by liver cells.'
  9. 'Serum albumins such as bovine serum albumin and human serum albumins are plasma proteins contributing significantly to physiological functions and act as carrier proteins.'
  10. 'The protein, albumin, normally carries nutrients to tumors that help them to grow.'
  11. 'At physiologic pH, bilirubin is insoluble in plasma and requires protein binding with albumin.'
((n.) 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.)

noun, Biochemistry.

1. any of a class of simple, sulfur-containing, water-soluble proteins that coagulate when heated, occurring in egg white, milk, blood, and other animal and vegetable tissues and secretions.


"There can be albumin products."
"There can be albumin concentrations."
"There can be albumin expressions."
"There can be albumin clearances."
"There can be albumin charges."
"There can be albumin values."
"There can be albumin themes."
"There can be albumin secretions."
"There can be albumin promoters."
"There can be albumin producers."
"There can be albumin levels."
"There can be albumin globulins."
"There can be albumin estimations."
"There can be albumin colloids."
"albumins can be through feedings."
"albumins can be in doses."
"albumins can be in diseases."
"albumins can be at doses."
"albumins can be as standards."

Mid 19th century: from French albumine, based on Latin albumen, albumin- (see albumen).

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