Hemialbumose

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hemialbumose (Physiol. Chem) An albuminous substance formed in gastric digestion, and by the action of boiling dilute acids on albumin. It is readily convertible into hemipeptone. Called also hemialbumin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hemialbumose An intermediate product of the digestion of an albuminoid by gastric juice or trypsin. It is also formed by heating albumin with a mineral acid, and occurs in small quantity in the vegetable kingdom. Further action of trypsin converts it into hemipeptone, and finally into certain amido-compounds. It is distinguished from allied proteids by its behavior on heating and with acids.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hemi-, + albumose,