Definition of casein
: a phosphoprotein of milk: such asa : one that is precipitated from milk by heating with an acid or by the action of lactic acid in souring and is used in making paints and adhesivesb : one that is produced when milk is curdled by rennet, is the chief constituent of cheese, and is used in making plastics
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ETB’s proteins, caseins and other supplements can also be found around Charlotte at Crossfit gyms and other athletic facilities, as well as supplement stores like Nutrishop.
In the process, milk solids get strained out, making ghee lactose- and casein-free.
There’s a gene called beta casein that’s one of the milk proteins.
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Origin and Etymology of casein
probably from French caséine, from Latin caseus cheese
First Known Use: 1823See Words from the same year
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Definition of casein for Students
: a whitish to yellowish protein that is found in milk and cheese and is used in making paints, plastics, and adhesives
Medical Definition of casein
: any of several phosphoproteins of milk: asa: one that occurs as a colloidal suspension in milk—called also caseinogenb: one that is produced when milk is curdled by rennet, is the chief constituent of cheese, and is used in making plastics—called also paracasein
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