noun glu·ten \ˈglü-tən\

: a substance in wheat and flour that holds dough together

Full Definition of GLUTEN

:  a tenacious elastic protein substance especially of wheat flour that gives cohesiveness to dough
glu·ten·ous \ˈglüt-nəs, ˈglü-tən-əs\ adjective

Origin of GLUTEN

Latin glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay
First Known Use: 1803

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Rhymes with GLUTEN

Medical Dictionary


noun glu·ten \ˈglüt-ən\

Medical Definition of GLUTEN

:  a gluey protein substance especially of wheat flour that causes dough to be sticky
glu·ten·ous \ˈglüt-nəs, -ən-əs\ adjective


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