prolamin

[ 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

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British Dictionary definitions for prolamine

prolamine

/ (ˈprəʊləˌmiːn, -mɪn, prəʊˈlæmiːn) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for prolamine

prolamine

n.

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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