a protein, found in the white of egg, that combines with and prevents the action of biotin, thus injuring the animal that consumes it in excess by producing biotin deficiency.
a protein, found in egg-white, that combines with biotin to form a stable compound that cannot be absorbed, leading to a biotin deficiency in the consumer
avidin av·i·din (āv’ĭ-dĭn)
A protein, found in uncooked egg white, that binds to and inactivates biotin and which, when present in abundance, can result in a deficiency of biotin.
eagerness; greediness. enthusiasm or dedication. Contemporary Examples If his avidity was an act, Brooks should immediately move to Hollywood and collect his Academy Awards. I’m Not Country or Pop. I’m Just Pure Garth Brooks. David Masciotra September 9, 2014 Historical Examples I raised his head, and held the refilled water-can to his lips, when he […]
ignorance of the identity of oneself with Brahman, resulting in imprisonment within the cycle of birth and death.
noun a winter sports resort in Scotland, in Moray between the Monadhliath and Cairngorm Mountains. Pop: 2397 (2001) Historical Examples Heavy snow-storm in the night, and we were held up for three hours on the highest part of the line between Kingussie and aviemore. The Life of Mrs. Humphry Ward Janet Penrose Trevelyan I inquired, […]
the birds of a given region, considered as a whole. Historical Examples The Rhea is, above all other birds, a most characteristic representative of the avifauna of the Patagonian subregion. Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2) P. L. Sclater Some members of the avifauna of Coahuila probably reached the State in this time. Birds from […]