One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Coated or impregnated with albumen or (formerly in Photography) an albuminous solution. Now chiefly historical.
2Containing secreted or added albumen or albumin, or a protein-containing substance resembling it; converted into albumin. Now rare.
Mid 19th century. Partly from albumen + -ized, and partly from albumenize + -ed.
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