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Pronunciation: al-bū′min-āt

Definition: The product of the reaction between native albumin and dilute acids or dilute bases, which results in acid albuminates or alkali albuminates; both types are characterized by solubility in dilute acid or alkali, and relative insolubility in water, dilute solutions of salts, and alcohol.

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