Albumin (noun)

A simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and fluids, including blood plasma and egg white.


The word "albumin" comes from the latin word "albumen" meaning "white of an egg".


  1. Albumin is an important part of the blood that helps to keep fluid inside the blood vessels.
  2. Albumin is used in many medical applications such as plasma expanders and wound healing.
  3. Albumin deficiency can be an indicator of several health conditions such as liver disease.
  4. Albumin is used in the food industry as a binder, thickener, and emulsifier.
  5. Egg albumin is commonly used in baking to provide structure and volume to cakes and meringues.
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