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1825, from French glutine, probably from Latin gluten (see gluten) + chemical suffix -ine (2). Used in chemistry in several senses before settling on "gelatin prepared from animal hides, hoofs, etc." (1845).

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Examples from the Web for glutin

Historical Examples

  • By boiling with water, dilute acids or dilute alkalies, collagen is split up into gelatin or glutin.

    Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing

    William E. Austin

  • When this is boiled with alcohol, the glutin above referred to is extracted, and vegetable fibrine is left.