- a globulin obtained from the seeds of leguminous and other plants.
Origin of legumin
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Examples from the Web for legumin
Dried peas contain about a fourth of their weight of legumin.
They belong to the class of vegetables known as legumes, and are therefore high in protein in the form of legumin.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
In the seed, legumin occurs associated with considerable quantities of the phosphates of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
The proteid principle of peas and beans is legumin, a substance resembling casein.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
The protein of wheat is called gluten—that of Indian corn is zein—that of beans and peas is legumin.The Elements of Agriculture
George E. Waring
- a protein obtained mainly from the seeds of leguminous plants
C19: from legume
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