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prolamin

[ proh-lam-in, proh-luh-min ]
/ proʊˈlæm ɪn, ˈproʊ lə mɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of simple proteins, as gliadin, hordein, or zein, found in grains, soluble in dilute acids, alkalis, and alcohols, and insoluble in water, neutral salt solutions, and absolute alcohol.
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Also pro·lam·ine [proh-lam-in, -een, proh-luh-min, -meen]. /proʊˈlæm ɪn, -in, ˈproʊ lə mɪn, -ˌmin/.

Origin of prolamin

First recorded in 1905–10; prol(ine) + am(monia) + -in2
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Scientific definitions for prolamin

prolamin
[ prōlə-mĭn ]

Any of a class of simple proteins soluble in alcohol and usually having a high proline and glutamine content, found in the grains of cereal crops such as wheat, rye, barley, corn, and rice.
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