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Webster 1913 Edition


Zein

Ze′in

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
zéine
. See
Zea
.]
(Chem.)
A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained from the seeds of Indian corn (
Zea
) as a soft, yellowish, amorphous substance.
[Formerly written
zeine
.]

Definition 2021


zein

zein

See also: ʒɛ̃in

English

Noun

zein (countable and uncountable, plural zeins)

  1. A protein derived from corn / maize, having many industrial applications.

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