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zein

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noun ze·in \ˈzē-ən\

Definition of zein

  1. :  a protein from corn that lacks lysine and tryptophan and is used especially in making textile fibers, plastics, printing inks, coatings, and adhesives and sizes



Origin and Etymology of zein

New Latin Zea, genus of grasses including corn, from Greek zeai, plural, wheat; akin to Sanskrit yava barley


First Known Use: 1822


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zein

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noun ze·in \ˈzē-ən\

Medical Definition of zein

  1. :  a protein from Indian corn that lacks lysine and tryptophan




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