zein

noun ze·in \ ˈzē-ən \

Definition of zein

: a protein from corn that lacks lysine and tryptophan and is used especially in making textile fibers, plastics, printing inks, coatings, and adhesives and sizes

Origin and Etymology of zein

New Latin Zea, genus of grasses including corn, from Greek zeai, plural, wheat; akin to Sanskrit yava barley


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zein

noun ze·in \ ˈzē-ən \

medical Definition of zein

: a protein from Indian corn that lacks lysine and tryptophan

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