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egg-white syndrome

 

Definition: dermatitis, loss of hair, and loss of muscle coordination; produced in rats by diets containing large amounts of raw egg white, the avidin of which combines with biotin, producing a deficiency of the latter.

Synonym(s): egg-white injury

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