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Word of the Day: Albumen

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al·bu·men[1]
n.

1. The white of an egg, which consists mainly of albumin dissolved in water.
2. See albumin.

[Latin albmen, from albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]


Let’s use it in a sentence, shall we?

The albumen was very viscous and reminded me of snot.

Class dismissed.

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  1. [1] The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009

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  1. My word of the chalaza. The stringy chalaza was gross and clung to the yolks when I separated eggs for pancakes this morning.

  2. Then I will consider my work done.
    What’s today’s word?

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