prolamin

noun

pro·​la·​min ˈprō-lə-mən How to pronounce prolamin (audio)
-ˌmēn
variants or prolamine
: any of various simple proteins (such as zein) that are found especially in grass seeds and are soluble in alcohol

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prolamin was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Prolamin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prolamin. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

prolamin

noun
pro·​la·​min
variants or prolamine
: any of various simple proteins that are found especially in the seeds of grasses and are soluble in alcohol

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