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Definition 1: the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water - [noun denoting food]

Samples where albumen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs

Synonyms for albumen in the sense of this definition

(albumen is a kind of ...) food that is a component of a mixture in cooking

"the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"

(... is part of albumen) oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food

Definition 2: a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for albumen in the sense of this definition

(albumen is a kind of ...) a protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed

(... is a kind of albumen ) a toxic protein extracted from castor beans; used as a chemical reagent; can be used as a bioweapon

"one milligram of ricin can kill an adult"

(... is a kind of albumen ) albumin occurring in milk

(... is a kind of albumen ) albumin occurring in blood serum; serves to maintain the somatic pressure of the blood

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