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Pronunciation: al-bū′min

Definition: A type of simple protein, varieties of which are widely distributed throughout the tissues and fluids of plants and animals; albumin is soluble in pure water, precipitable from solution by strong acids, and coagulable by heat in acid or neutral solution.

[L. albumen (-min-), the white of egg]

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