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English noun: albumen

1. albumen (substance) a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids


Broader (hypernym)simple protein

Narrower (hyponym)lactalbumin, ricin, ricin toxin, serum albumin

2. albumen (food) the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water

SamplesShe separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs.

Synonymsegg white, ovalbumin, white

Broader (hypernym)fixings, ingredient

Part meronymegg, eggs

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