A white, tasteless, odorless protein precipitated from milk by rennin. It is the basis of cheese and is used to make plastics, adhesives, paints, and foods.(noun)
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"a peculiar soluble proteid, called casein, which is precipitated by a special ferment, the rennet-ferment, and the insoluble proteid, the curd, thus obtained is then acted on by the pepsin."
"However, diets that exclude milk and wheat protein (known as casein and gluten) have become popular ways to try to treat certain illnesses."