- 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.
Also pro·lam·ine [proh-lam-in, -een, proh-luh-min, -meen] /proʊˈlæm ɪn, -in, ˈproʊ lə mɪn, -ˌmin/.
Origin of prolamin
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- any of a group of simple plant proteins, including gliadin, hordein, and zein
Word Origin for prolamine
C20: from prol (ine) + am (monia) + -ine ²
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- Any of a class of simple proteins found in the seeds of wheat, rye, and other grains that are insoluble in water and neutral salt solutions but are soluble in dilute acids and alkalis.
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