albuminoid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n albuminoid a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Albuminoid (Chem) Resembling albumin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • albuminoid Resembling albumen or albumin.
    • n albuminoid A substance resembling albumin; proteid (which see).
    • n albuminoid Also written albumenoid.
    • n albuminoid The albuminoids represent a class of albumins which, in contradistinction to the albumins proper, are essential components of the intercellular structures and result from the albumins, in the narrower sense of the term, through the activity of cellular elements. As a class they do not contain all the typical radicals of the pure albumins, and for this reason, nodoubt, their nutritive value is distinctly less than that of the albumins proper. They are largely found in the supporting tissues of the animal body, namely, the connective tissue, cartilage, and bone. The group comprises collagen (gelatin), elastin, spongm, fibroin, albumoid, etc. Also called glutinoid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Albuminoid al-bū′min-oid like albumen
    • n Albuminoid one of a class of nitrogenous compounds derived from animal tissues
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. albumen, + -oid,

Usage

In literature:

The insect in particular starts with albuminoid materials.
"More Hunting Wasps" by J. Henri Fabre
The albuminoid substance of milk; it forms the basis of cheese.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Chaniewski, Meissl, and Munk obtained results that evidenced, apparently, sugar and starch provide more fat than do the albuminoids.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
Thus, besides ammonia, two amides, and two forms of albuminoids have been found susceptible of nitrification.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
During the digestive processes the starchy, saccharine, and albuminoid elements of food are dissolved, and the fatty matters are emulsified.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
Found in all albuminoids.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
The principal tissue formers are the albuminoids; these form the frame-work of the body.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
The insect in particular makes a beginning with albuminoid materials.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Albuminoids differ from proteids in general composition and, to some extent, in nutritive value.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
HEMOGLOBINURIA (AZOTURIA, AZOTEMIA, POISONING BY ALBUMINOIDS).
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
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