Albuminoid


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albuminoid

[‚al′byü·mə‚nȯid]
(biochemistry)
(biology)
Having the characteristics of albumin.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Albuminoid

 

(also scleroprotein), a simple animal protein that is insoluble in water, saline solutions, and dilute acids and alkalies. Albuminoids basically perform supportive functions. Collagen, keratin, and fibroin are examples of albuminoids.

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