Definition of Ovalbumin

1. 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"

Exact synonyms: Albumen, Egg White, White
Generic synonyms: Fixings, Ingredient
Group relationships: Egg, Eggs

Definition of Ovalbumin

1. n. The albumin from white of eggs; egg albumin; -- in distinction from serum albumin. See Albumin.

Definition of Ovalbumin

1. Noun. (protein) A glycoprotein which is the primary constituent of egg white ¹

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Definition of Ovalbumin

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Medical Definition of Ovalbumin

1. A major protein constituent of egg white. A phosphoprotein of 386 amino acids (44 kD) with one N linked oligosaccharide chain. Synthesis is stimulated by oestrogen. The gene, of which there is only one in the chicken genome, has eight exons and is of 7.8 kbase, it was one of the first genes to be studied in this sort of detail. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ovalbumin

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ovalbumin (current term)
ovalocytic anaemia

Literary usage of Ovalbumin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of physiological chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, John Alfred Mandel (1908)
"ovalbumin. The so-called albumin of the egg-white is undoubtedly a mixture of ... Since HOFMEISTER has been able to prepare ovalbumin in a crystalline form, ..."

2. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"The products isolated by ABDERHALDEN and PREGL 2 on the hydrolysis of ovalbumin do not show anything of special interest. As in the past certain doubts have ..."

3. Practical organic and bio-chemistry by Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1920)
"Albumin (ovalbumin). Preparation. ovalbumin remains in solution after the globulin has been precipitated by half-saturation with ammonium sulphate. ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1900)
"Nevertheless our results show that K.3 contained about 11 per cent, of the albumin coagulating below 65°, 83 per cent, of ovalbumin, and over 5 per cent, ..."

5. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1900)
"Corresponding to this he has found a lower amount of sulphur, average 1.18$, for crystalline ovalbumin. The crystalline ovalbumin analyzed by HOFMEISTER,' ..."

6. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"Simulation of albuminuria by intravesical injection of ovalbumin. A. CH. ... Injection of ovalbumin into the bladder, sometimes practiced to escape military ..."

7. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"ovalbumin is the chief proteid constituent of egg-white. It is obtained crystalline by precipitating the globulins with ammonium sulphate, as above, ..."

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