prolamin

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noun pro·la·min \ˈprō-lə-mən, -ˌmēn\
variants: or

prolamine

Definition of prolamin

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

Origin and Etymology of prolamin

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


First Known Use: 1908


Medical Dictionary

prolamin

noun pro·la·min
variants: or

prolamine

\ˈprō-lə-mən, -ˌmēn\play play

Medical Definition of prolamin

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


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