• (America) enPR: ăl byōō' mən, IPA: /æl.ˈbjuː.mən/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈalbjʊmɪn/


  1. (protein) Any of a class of monomeric proteins that are soluble in water, and are coagulated by heat; they occur in egg white, milk etc; they function as carrier protein for steroids, fatty acids, and thyroid hormones and play a role in stabilizing extracellular fluid volume.
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