[ proh-lam-in, proh-luh-min ]
/ proʊˈlæm ɪn, ˈproʊ lə mɪn /

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.

Nearby words

  1. prolactin-inhibiting factor,
  2. prolactin-producing adenoma,
  3. prolactin-releasing factor,
  4. prolactoliberin,
  5. prolactostatin,
  6. prolamine,
  7. prolan,
  8. prolapse,
  9. prolapse of umbilical cord,
  10. prolapse of uterus

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019