gluten

noun

glu·​ten ˈglü-tᵊn How to pronounce gluten (audio)
: a tenacious elastic protein substance especially of wheat flour that gives cohesiveness to dough
glutenous
ˈglü-tə-nəs How to pronounce gluten (audio)
ˈglüt-nəs
adjective

Examples of gluten in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dough will be soft and the gluten will not yet be fully developed at this point. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 May 2024 Make sure to stir natural peanut butter to blend in the oil that has separated to the top before measuring it for this gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe. Jan Miller, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for gluten 

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Word History

Etymology

Latin glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gluten was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Gluten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gluten. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

gluten

noun
glu·​ten ˈglüt-ᵊn How to pronounce gluten (audio)
: a tough elastic protein substance in flour especially from wheat that holds together dough and makes it sticky

Medical Definition

gluten

noun
glu·​ten ˈglüt-ᵊn How to pronounce gluten (audio)
: a gluey protein substance especially of wheat flour that causes dough to be sticky
glutenous adjective

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