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zein

noun ze·in \ˈzē-ən\

Definition of ZEIN

:  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
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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

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zein

noun ze·in \ˈzē-ən\

Medical Definition of ZEIN

:  a protein from Indian corn that lacks lysine and tryptophan

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