albumin etymology

English word albumin comes from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós, Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (White.), Latin -men (Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.)

Detailed word origin of albumin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*albʰós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂elbʰós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) White.
-men Latin (lat) Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.
*alβos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) White.
albus Latin (lat) (figuratively) favorable, fortunate, auspicious, propitious. Clear, bright. Pale, fair, gray, hoary. White (without lustre).
albumen Latin (lat) Albumen; the white of an egg.
albumen English (eng) The white part of an egg; being mostly the protein albumin and water.
albumin English (eng) (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.

Words with the same origin as albumin

Descendants of *albʰós
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Descendants of *h₂elbʰós
Descendants of -men
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