noun Biochemistry.

a simple protein of the prolamin class, found in barley grain.

Origin of hordein

1820–30; < French hordéine < Latin horde(um) barley + French -ine -in2
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Historical Examples of hordein

  • Examples of these proteins may be seen in the gliadin of wheat, zein of corn, and hordein of barley.

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British Dictionary definitions for hordein



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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