Definition of ovomucoid in English:

ovomucoid

noun

Biochemistry
  • Originally: a water-soluble proteoglycan found in egg white (now usually more fully "ovomucoid α"). In later use also (more fully "ovomucoid β"): = ovomucin.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From ovo- + mucoid, after German Ovomukoïd.

Pronunciation

ovomucoid

/ˌəʊvə(ʊ)ˈmjuːkɔɪd/