zein


ze·in

noun \ˈzē-ən\

Definition of ZEIN

:  a protein from Indian 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 Indian corn, from Greek zeai, plural, wheat; akin to Sanskrit yava barley
First Known Use: 1822

Rhymes with ZEIN

ze·in

noun \ˈzē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ZEIN

: a protein from Indian corn that lacks lysine and tryptophan

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