meat glue


Definition of meat glue

: the enzyme transglutaminase when used as a binding agent especially to unite smaller pieces of food (such as meat, poultry, or seafood) into large uniform pieces by forming bonds between proteins Transglutaminase causes proteins to stick to one another, which is why some call it meat glue; the Japanese have long used it to make the mock crab called surimi— Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue, August 2011

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1998, in the meaning defined above

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“Meat glue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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