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[li-gyoo-muh n]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a globulin obtained from the seeds of leguminous and other plants.
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Origin of legumin

First recorded in 1830–40; legume + -in2
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Examples from the Web for legumin

Historical Examples

  • Dried peas contain about a fourth of their weight of legumin.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • They belong to the class of vegetables known as legumes, and are therefore high in protein in the form of legumin.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • In the seed, legumin occurs associated with considerable quantities of the phosphates of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

  • The proteid principle of peas and beans is legumin, a substance resembling casein.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • The protein of wheat is called gluten—that of Indian corn is zein—that of beans and peas is legumin.

British Dictionary definitions for legumin


  1. a protein obtained mainly from the seeds of leguminous plants
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Word Origin

C19: from legume
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