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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 of zein

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


First Known Use: 1822

Rhymes with zein


Medical Dictionary

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




Learn More about zein

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "zein" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "zein"


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