gliadin

[glahy-uh-din, -dn]
noun Biochemistry.
1.
a prolamin derived from the gluten of grain, as wheat or rye, used chiefly as a nutrient in high-protein diets.
2.
any prolamin.
Also, gliadine [glahy-uh-deen, -din] .


Origin:
1820–30; < Italian gliadina. See glia, -in2

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gliadin or gliadine (ˈɡlaɪədɪn, ˈɡlaɪəˌdiːn, -dɪn)
 
n
Compare glutelin a protein of cereals, esp wheat, with a high proline content: forms a sticky mass with water that binds flour into dough
 
[C19: from Italian gliadina, from Greek glia glue]
 
gliadine or gliadine
 
n
 
[C19: from Italian gliadina, from Greek glia glue]

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gliadin gli·a·din (glī'ə-dĭn)
n.
Any of a class of simple proteins separable from wheat and rye glutens.

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This, however, could interfere with the effects that gliadin has on the quality of dough.
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