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- Biochemistry. a protein precipitated from milk, as by rennet, and forming the basis of cheese and certain plastics.
- Fine Arts.
- an emulsion made from a solution of this precipitated protein, water, and ammonia carbonate.
- a paint in which this emulsion is used as a binder.
- a picture produced with this paint and emulsion.
Origin of casein
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Examples from the Web for casein
The other expelled elements from the casein also contribute to flavor and texture.Why We Love Stinky Cheese
January 14, 2010
Control of casein or lactose, on the contrary, is not nearly so practicable.
There are other tests for casein but they are very complicated.
It also contains gum and sugar, fat, acids, casein and wood fibre.Six Cups of Coffee
The fat and the casein are fine particles held in suspension.Encyclopedia of Diet
I had none, only one jug I kept in casein case I should need it.A Little Girl in Old St. Louis
Amanda Minnie Douglas
- a phosphoprotein, precipitated from milk by the action of rennin, forming the basis of cheese: used in the manufacture of plastics and adhesivesAlso called (US): paracasein
C19: from Latin cāseus cheese + -in
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Word Origin and History for casein
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A white, tasteless, odorless protein precipitated from cow's milk by rennin that is the basis of cheese and is used to make plastics, adhesives, paints, and foods.
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- A white, tasteless, odorless mixture of related phosphoproteins precipitated from milk by rennin. Casein is very nutritious, as it contains all of the essential amino acids as well as all of the common nonessential ones. It is the basis of cheese and is used to make plastics, adhesives, paints, and foods.
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