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prolamin

[ proh-lam-in, proh-luh-min ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. 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.


prolamin

/ prōlə-mĭn /

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of prolamin1

First recorded in 1905–10; prol(ine) + am(monia) + -in 2

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