albumen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n albumen the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water "she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"
    • n albumen a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Albumen (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.
    • Albumen (Chem) Same as Albumin.
    • Albumen The white of an egg.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n albumen The white of an egg; hence, an animal and vegetable principle which occurs in its purest natural form in the white of an egg: in the latter sense more correctly called albumin (which see).
    • n albumen In botany, any form of nutritive matter, whatever its chemical constitution, stored within the seed and about the embryo. It may be farinaceous, as in the cereals; oily and fleshy, as in many nuts; horny, as in the coffee-berry; or bony, as in the vegetable ivory. Also called endosperm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Albumen al-bū′men the white of eggs: a like substance found in animal and vegetable bodies
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. albus, white
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—albus, white.

Usage

In literature:

This, besides the albumen which it contains, is stored with large quantities of fat.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
NELSON'S ALBUMEN is the white of eggs carefully dried and prepared, so that it will keep for an indefinite length of time.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
It is then best to omit it altogether, and to supply the necessary albumen by white of egg.
"The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases" by Charles West, M.D.
The constituents which make the genus valuable as food are: albumen, sugar, mucilage, phosphate of lime, and certain salts.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
All organic bodies, the very lowest excepted, develop from small cells by the increment of visible pieces of albumen with a central cell.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
The meat at first should be placed close to a brisk fire for five minutes to coagulate the albumen.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
The white of an egg is nearly seven-eighths water, the balance being pure albumen.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
LIQUID DIET generally includes milk, eggnog, albumen water, broths, soup, beef juice, thin gruel, and beverages.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
Of the nitrogenous compounds, albumen is in a readily assimilable form.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
The gelatine papers have almost entirely taken the place of the albumen paper, a paper which was always hard for the amateur to handle.
"Harper's Round Table, August 20, 1895" by Various
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In poetry:

We make the yolk philosophy,
True beauty the albumen.
And then gum on a shell of form
To make the screed sound human.
"Poetic Eggs" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Thus began our search for duck eggs (there is a subtly different protein in the albumen).
The albumen (white) of a just-laid egg contains a store of dissolved carbon dioxide , a weak acid.
Albumen silver print from glass negative.
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In science:

One of the possible system for application of the model is desiccated aqueous solution of albumen.
Dimer percolation and jamming on simple cubic lattice
The albumen molecules have rather complex shape.
Dimer percolation and jamming on simple cubic lattice
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