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gluten

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noun glu·ten \ˈglü-tən\

Simple Definition of gluten

  • : a substance in wheat and flour that holds dough together

Full Definition of gluten

  1. :  a tenacious elastic protein substance especially of wheat flour that gives cohesiveness to dough

glu·ten·ous play \ˈglüt-nəs, ˈglü-tən-əs\ adjective

Origin of gluten

Latin glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay


First Known Use: 1803

Other Biochemistry Terms

Rhymes with gluten


Medical Dictionary

gluten

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noun glu·ten \ˈglüt-ən\

Medical Definition of gluten

  1. :  a gluey protein substance especially of wheat flour that causes dough to be sticky

  2. glu·ten·ous \ˈglüt-nəs, -ən-əs\play adjective




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