prolamin

noun
pro·​la·​min | \ ˈprō-lə-mən How to pronounce prolamin (audio) , -ˌmēn \
variants: or prolamine

Definition of prolamin

: any of various simple proteins (such as zein) that are found especially in grass seeds and are soluble in alcohol

First Known Use of prolamin

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prolamin

International Scientific Vocabulary proline + ammonia + -in entry 1, -ine entry 2

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The first known use of prolamin was in 1908

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“Prolamin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prolamin. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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prolamin

noun
pro·​la·​min
variants: or prolamine \ ˈprō-​lə-​mən How to pronounce prolamin (audio) , -​ˌmēn How to pronounce prolamin (audio) \

Medical Definition of prolamin

: any of various simple proteins that are found especially in the seeds of grasses and are soluble in alcohol

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