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[proh-lam-in, proh-luh-min] /proʊˈlæm ɪn, ˈproʊ lə mɪn/
noun, Biochemistry.
any of the class of simple proteins, as gliadin, hordein, or zein, found in grains, soluble in dilute acids, alkalis, and alcohols, and insoluble in water, neutral salt solutions, and absolute alcohol.
Also, prolamine
[proh-lam-in, -een, proh-luh-min, -meen] /proʊˈlæm ɪn, -in, ˈproʊ lə mɪn, -ˌmin/ (Show IPA)
Origin of prolamin
First recorded in 1905-10; prol(ine) + am(monia) + -in2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for prolamine


/ˈprəʊləˌmiːn; -mɪn; prəʊˈlæmiːn/
any of a group of simple plant proteins, including gliadin, hordein, and zein
Word Origin
C20: from prol(ine) + am(monia) + -ine²
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prolamine in Medicine

prolamine pro·la·mine or pro·la·min (prō'lə-mĭn, -mēn')
Any of a class of simple proteins found in the seeds of wheat, rye, and other grains that are insoluble in water and neutral salt solutions but are soluble in dilute acids and alkalis.

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