gluten

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noun glu·ten \ˈglü-tən\

Definition of gluten

  1. :  a tenacious elastic protein substance especially of wheat flour that gives cohesiveness to dough

glutenous

play \ˈglüt-nəs, ˈglü-tən-əs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gluten

Latin glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay

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GLUTEN Defined for English Language Learners

gluten

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noun

Definition of gluten for English Language Learners

  • : a substance in wheat and flour that holds dough together


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gluten

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noun glu·ten \ˈglüt-ən\

Medical Definition of gluten

  1. :  a gluey protein substance especially of wheat flour that causes dough to be sticky

glutenous

\ˈglüt-nəs, -ən-əs\play adjective

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