albumino-, albumi-, albumin-, albumini-, albumo-

(Latin: the color white)

This unit is directly related to the albo-, -albify unit.

albuginea (s) (noun) (no pl)
In anatomy, a white fibrous tissue layer: An albuginea is present as the "tunica albuginea", a dense white collagenous tunic surrounding the testis or the ovaries.
albugineotomy (s) (noun), albugineotomies (pl)
Incision into any "tunica albuginea": When Jack found out that he had a disorder in his eye, his doctor told him that an albugineotomy had to be performed involving the white part of his eye.
albugineous, albuginean (adjective); more albugineous, most albugineous; more albuginean, most albuginean
1. Of the nature of the white of an egg; albuminous: Jim thought that the albugineous part of the eye was whiter than that of his brother's eyes.
2. Pertaining to the rough white layer of fibrous tissue in the body: In the accident, Jeff hurt his left eye, especially the albugineous part of his eye was damaged, so an operation had to be performed.

A "tunica albugine" is another example of albugineous tissue or fiber.

albuginitis (s) (noun), albuginitides; albuginitises (pl)
Inflammation of any one of the "albugineous" tissues or tunics: Sharon suffered from pain in the lower region of her abdomen, and after consulting her doctor and being examined, she was informed that she had a case of albuginitis involving her ovaries and which could be treated.
albugo (s) (noun), albugoes (pl)
A disorder of the eye; sometimes termed leucoma: Following the bad accident, Jeff suffered from a condition of albugo in which a white opaque spot formed on the transparent cornea of his right eye.
album (s) (noun), albums; alba (pl)
1. In Roman Antiquity, a tablet on which the praetor's edicts and other public notices were recorded: An album provided information for the public and was afterwards extended to other lists.
2. A blank book in which to insert autographs, memorial verses, original drawings, or other souvenirs: Lynn's Mom bought an album before going on a summer trip to Alaska in order to save all the little interesting keepsakes and small relics.
3. A book at public places in which visitors enter their names: In the museum, there was an album in which those visiting could write in their names.

According to Samuel Johnson in his A Dictionary of the English Language, an album is a book in which foreigners have long been accustomed to inserting the autographs of celebrated people.

albumea (s) (noun) (no pl)
The white of an egg: Celia used the albumeaof three eggs to whisk up a frothy topping for her cupcakes.
albumean (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning albums or to those wanting to contribute to an album: Alice's albumean friends wanted to add interesting notes and memories to the school's scrapbook of the year.
albumen (s) (noun), albumens; albumina (pl)
The white of an egg or of certain plants: Albumen exists nearly pure in the white of an egg, and forms a constituent of animal solids and fluids.

Albumen is also found in the tuberous or fleshy roots, and seeds of plants

albumenization (s) (noun) (no pl)
A coating with albume:; albuminization: When making her Christmas cookies, the recipe stated that a albumenization would make the cookies attractive.
albumenize (verb), albumenizes; albumenized; albumenizing
To coat or to impregnate a surface or material with a water-soluble protein: In order to albumenize glass or paper with albumin, which is found in blood, plasma, egg whites, milk, and in animal and plant tissues, it first must be coagulated with heat.
albumenizer (s) (noun), albumenizers (pl)
A person who coats with a mixture of albumen: When finishing the Christmas cookies, Sam told his mother that she was an albumenizer putting whipped egg white onto the cookies.
albumimeter (s) (noun), albumimeters (pl)
An outdated device for measuring albumen, or for determining the quantity of albumen in a liquid: The The albumimeter has been replaced by the use of certain dyes, like bromcresol green, that measures the serum proteins.
albumin (s) (noun), albumins (ok)
A type of simple protein, varieties of which are widely distributed throughout the tissues and fluids of plants and animals: Albumins are soluble in pure water, precipitable from solution by strong acids, and coagulable by heat in acid or neutral solution.

Albumin is a common water-soluble protein coagulated by heat, found in egg white, blood plasma, and milk.

albuminate (s) (noun), albuminates (pl)
A compound of a base or acid and albumin: Some experts believe that alkali albuminate is equivalent to or the same as casein.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "white": albo-; leuco-.