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Definition of "zein" []

  • A prolamine protein derived from corn, used in the manufacture of various plastics, coatings, and lacquers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "zein" in a sentence
  • "The production of sifted meal by roller mills also removes two important types of proteins (globulins and glutelins), leaving zein which is a poorer source of protein. 1 Furthermore, enriched sifted meal is in general nutritionally less adequate than whole meal."
  • "The main ingredient for the biodegradable toner will be hydrophobic protein such as zein and / or polysaccharide and also chitosan and cellulose."
  • "One of the changed proteins in the GM corn was gamma zein, "a well-known allergenic protein.""
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