zein

Definitions:

  • A prolamine protein derived from corn, used in the manufacture of various plastics, coatings, and lacquers.
  • A proteid obtained from maize, said to be allied to gluten. It has a yellowish color, and is soft, insipid, and elastic. It differs essentially from the gluten of wheat. Also <internalXref urlencoded="zeine">zeine</internalXref>.
  • A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained from the seeds of Indian corn (<spn>Zea</spn>) as a soft, yellowish, amorphous substance.
  • A <xref>protein</xref> derived from <xref>corn</xref> / <xref>maize</xref>, having many <xref>industrial</xref> <xref>applications</xref>.
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