Definitions for ovalbuminˌɒv ælˈbyu mɪn, ˌoʊ væl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ov•al•bu•minˌɒv ælˈbyu mɪn, ˌoʊ væl-(n.)

  1. the principal protein of egg white.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of ovalbumin:

1825–35; < LL ovī albūmen (L ovī album) egg white

Princeton's WordNet

  1. egg white, white, albumen, ovalbumin(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. ovalbumin(Noun)

    A glycoprotein which is the primary constituent of egg white

Freebase

  1. Ovalbumin

    Ovalbumin is the main protein found in egg white, making up 60-65% of the total protein. Ovalbumin displays sequence and three-dimensional homology to the serpin superfamily, but unlike most serpins it is not a serine protease inhibitor. The function of ovalbumin is unknown, although it is presumed to be a storage protein.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ovalbumin

    An albumin obtained from the white of eggs. It is a member of the serpin superfamily.

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