[ glahy-uh-din, -dn ]
/ ˈglaɪ ə dɪn, -dn /

noun Biochemistry.

a prolamin derived from the gluten of grain, as wheat or rye, used chiefly as a nutrient in high-protein diets.
any prolamin.

Nearby words

  1. glenview,
  2. glenwood,
  3. gley,
  4. glia,
  5. glia cell,
  6. gliadine,
  7. glial cell,
  8. glial cells,
  9. glib,
  10. glib ice

Also gli·a·dine [glahy-uh-deen, -din] /ˈglaɪ əˌdin, -dɪn/.

Origin of gliadin

From the Italian word gliadina, dating back to 1820–30. See glia, -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gliadin


gliadine (ˈɡlaɪəˌdiːn, -dɪn)

/ (ˈɡlaɪədɪn) /


a protein of cereals, esp wheat, with a high proline content: forms a sticky mass with water that binds flour into doughCompare glutelin

Word Origin for gliadin

C19: from Italian gliadina, from Greek glia glue

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Medicine definitions for gliadin


[ glīə-dĭn ]


Any of a class of simple proteins separable from wheat and rye glutens.

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