[ hawr-dee-in ]
/ ˈhɔr di ɪn /
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a simple protein of the prolamin class, found in barley grain.
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Origin of hordein
1820–30; <French hordéine<Latin horde(um) barley + French -ine-in2
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Examples of these proteins may be seen in the gliadin of wheat, zein of corn, and hordein of barley.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
British Dictionary definitions for hordein
/ (ˈhɔːdiːɪn) /
a simple protein, rich in proline, that occurs in barley
Word Origin for hordein
C19: from French hordéine, from Latin hordeum barley + French -ine -in
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